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Salmon, steelhead present hazard to dogs

We've posted this warning in the past but here's another reminder not to let your dog chow on riverside salmon or steelhead carcasses.

If a dog eats a fish that contains the parasite, the fluke will release eggs that enter the animal’s intestinal tract, where they release the neorickettsia. Dogs that are infected will usually begin to show symptoms within one to three weeks, and symptoms typically include vomiting, diarrhea, swollen lymph nodes and fever.

Salmon poisoning is specific to the region west of the Cascade Range in Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia.

The rare condition kills 90% of of infected dogs if left untreated.

LINK (Via:The Spokesman Review)


Here Comes the Judge

British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Bruce Cohen will chair a federal commission of inquiry into the collapse of Fraser River sockeye salmon runs, Trade Minister Stockwell Day announced Friday in Vancouver.

"Justice Cohen's mandate will be to investigate and report on the reasons for the decline of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River," said a news release from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office.

LINK (Via:The Ottawa Citizen)


Sunday Toona - 

A reassemble of Dylan’s 1983 album, Infidels, recorded in May, 1983 at the Power Station, New York..... excellent soundboard.

On board for the sessions were Mark Knopfler and Mick Taylor, giving this album a rock guitar feel. Knopfler mixed some tracks the way he liked it and kept tapes with almost all the songs recorded.... Outfidel Intakes is that proposition. Dylan released just 8 tracks from the studio session, Knophler's mix contains 23 tracks.Two tracks, Lord Protect My Child and Somone's Got a Hold of My Heart are embedded below for your listening pleasure.


Anglers in Texas breathe a huge sigh of relief 

Geostationary Banana Over Texas was an art intervention that involved placing a gigantic banana over the Texas sky that would be visible only from the state of Texas and its surroundings. Fortunately for Lone Star State anglers the project has been suspended due to lack of funds.


Nov Slab of the Month Entry: Chum Salmon

Jamen (known locally as Chumdog Millionaire) does a grip and grin on our namesake.  Big chum indeed.


Fishin' Hounds

My main man Pirate helped this one avoid the label of just another grip and grin.  Photo by good friend Josh Tarr (after applying a 1974 filter using the Camerabag app on his iPhone).