A large brown dog did its best imitation of a grizzly bear this week when it grabbed a salmon swimming upstream on a flooded road near Seattle, Washington. Watch as the canine displays perfect technique, grabbing the fish just behind its head, then wandering casually away as if seeking a proper place to deposit and perhaps enjoy a fish lunch. This occurred Wednesday when the Skokomish River overflowed its banks, as it often does after heavy rain.
Of course, grizzly bears fishing in an actual river is often a far more spectacular event, as viewers might attest after watching the BBC nature clip posted below for the sake of comparison. For grizzlies, the salmon run is important for their survival; the fish are a key source of protein and fat.
For the dog, which looks to be very well-fed, perhaps it just seemed like a fun thing to do.