Paddlers Chased Out of the Water By…Salmon?

The land down under is known for being filled with dangerous creatures of all shapes and sizes. From croc-eating pythons to snake eating spiders, Australia is a scary place when it comes to wildlife. However, there is one animal–or rather fish–that is enough to scare paddlers right out of the water. Salmon.

While that may sound crazy, it’s easy to see why with this wild video. Caroline Bradley, owner of a local SUP shop, took out her camera when thousands of salmon began a feeding frenzy next to the river shore where she was about to begin a SUP lesson. In fact, the hungry salmon made the water so turbulent that Bradley was forced to cancel the remainder of the lesson. It’s a must-see video and certainly one of the more bizarre animal encounters you’ll see.


Watch this paddler come within a few feet of an Orca feeding frenzy.

A delicious salmon recipe perfect for all paddlers.