Suburban Wildlife

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November 30, 2005 Salmon poachers at work at Walnut Creek in Concord jut before the Highway 242 overcrossing. A concrete drop structure designed to slow the flow of water prevents fish from moving upstream in all but the heaviest flows. These poachers wanted the egg sacks for use in sturgeon fishing and so snagged a dozen or so salmon in the 12 pound, 30 inch range. A California Department of Fish and Game warden was notified by numerous callers but apparantly did not respond.

A child robbed of her right to a pristine environment pokes at a discarded egg sack.

A female salmon robbed of its eggs.