Bobcat vs. Salmon
In Olympic National Park, the catch of the day is a salmon the size of a bobcat—caught by a bobcat.
Earlier this week, Ranger Lee Snook took a morning stroll down to Taft Creek, a tributary of the Hoh River, to look for salmon that were spawning. There are five different types of salmon that call the rivers in Washington’s Olympic National Park home, and spawning season commences each fall.
“I had gone down sort of as a fluke with one of my staff,” Snook says.
But when Snook arrived at the river, she wasn’t alone.
“I was looking for fish, just like the bobcat,” Snook says. (See a bobcat drag a shark out of the surf.)
A female bobcat was