Salmon are Spawning in the Don River!

Or at least… they’re trying to. Last weekend down in the Charles Sauriol Conservation Area I was amazed to see salmon up to a metre long flailing around in the shallows of the Don. A little research upon returning home let me know that these Chinook Salmon are stocked by the Ministry of Natural Resources for sport fishing in Lake Ontario… and they swim up the Don after a few years to reproduce. Unfortunately, according to the Ministry, they are never successful at reproducing. Are they shooting blanks? Is the Don just too inhospitable to their caviar deposits? But, perhaps its better this way. We all know what happens in B-movies when aquatic species come in contact with strange chemicals. They turn into mutant, flesh eating zombie salmon! Ready to terrorize the sleeping citizens of Don Mills!

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