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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Trout Dreams at Lake Tahoe (Haiku)

(Click on the trout above to get up close and personal!)

Swim down Taylor Creek
Carnivorous thoughts drive you
Back to Lake Tahoe

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The Stream Profile Chamber (just off the bike path and on the Rainbow Trail on the South Side of Lake Tahoe) is like a aquarium built into Taylor Creek. In addition to views of different fish passing through between creek and lake, the visitor finds information on the feeding habits of trout and salmon. According to signs the trout will eat a variety of foods, including mice and small birds! 

I learned from another visitor that the Kokanee Salmon in Lake Tahoe, were originally brought in as a food source for the trout, in the 1940's.