Salmon spawns on Obama in Alaska

Updated 8:45 AM EDT, Thu September 3, 2015
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During his historic trip to Alaska, President Barack Obama spent some time fishing at Kanakanak Beach in Dillingham and in a comical moment, a salmon spawned on his shoes.

Wearing a pair of orange gloves, Obama examined some of the fish that he caught. The second one he picked up began squirting at his shoes.

“Uh-oh, what’s happening there?” he asked.

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The woman standing by him explained that the salmon was spawning.

“Did you see that? Something got on my shoes,” Obama called to the press. “He was spawning a little bit, which, generally you don’t want fish spawning on your feet.”

“He was happy to see me,” Obama added.

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