Video shows salmon swimming across flooded roadway

U.S. & World

SHELTON, WA (CNN) We all know why the chicken crossed the road…..but what about the salmon?

Well, for these fish in Washington State, it was to give birth.

That’s according to the woman who filmed it.

Alexis Leonard, a fish hatchery specialist, spotted over a dozen salmon swimming across Highway 101 on Saturday.

The roadway was flooded at the time, which made the trek much easier for the mothers-to-be.

According to Leonard, this isn’t an unusual sight in Washington.

But it sure makes for great video!
 

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