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Family Nature Day: Wild about Wildlife on July 9 at Beaver Lake Park

[Article] Pink Cats And Salmon: Campfire Fish Tales, Scotch And Real History

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Family Nature Day: Wild about Wildlife on July 9 at Beaver Lake Park (Erinsville) hosted by Friends of the Salmon River and Quinte Conservation. Free event. See live falcons, snakes & reptiles; make mud art and net water bugs.

There are some who doubt the reality of the “Salmon” in the Salmon River. Based on campfire tales primed with scotch, some folks hint at pink-fleshed catfish as the source of salmon tales.

Yes indeed there were Atlantic salmon in the Salmon River (along with pink-fleshed catfish). No they did not migrate along the St. Lawrence annually. They were a large, landlocked population of Atlantic salmon trapped in the Lake Ontario basin when it was transformed from a sea basin to a freshwater lake. They migrated up rivers draining into the Lake: the Credit, the Humber, Etobikoke Creek, even the Don, Duffin’s Creek and yes, the Salmon rivers, both ours in Ontario and the other one in New York state.

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