Behold the Salmon Cannon, a contraption that shoots salmon upstream, as this has become increasingly difficult because we humans just cannot leave fish and nature alone.
In a nutshell, the Salmon Cannon uses pressure to suck up a fish, send it through a tube at up to 22 mph and then shoot it out the other side, reaching heights of up to 30 feet. The contraption was used recently to move hatchery fish up a tributary of the Columbia River in Washington.
All this is great, of course, but knowing how “creative and entrepreneurial” the U.S. border patrol can get, I just hope it will not inspire any whacky ideas to start sending my people back to the other side of the Río Bravo.
A MexiCannon, anyone?
Hat tip: Kent German, Taco & Fisheries correspondent.