We spotted Chum in Piper’s Creek in the last two days. There were three in the culvert under the railroad tracks today, 10/29 and one more about 1350 feet up stream. We also found three dead, partly eaten chum yesterday, 10/28.
These sightings are in addition to the two coho spotted on 10/15 and the sea-run cutthroat trout spotted at the confluence of Piper’s and Venema creeks on 10/23. Hopefully we will see the numbers increase with the rains expected in the next week or so.
Photo is of one of the chum found on 10/28. Humans and bears are not the only ones that enjoy eating salmon. The coyotes, otters and raccoons in Carkeek Park also enjoy eating salmon.