Seattle’s Famed Fish Tossers Launch Salmon to Bears

A trip to Seattle is never complete without a visit to Pike Place Fish Market and the famed salmon toss.

Here you don’t just order a fish, you become an active participant as the fish wrapped in newspaper comes flying through the air with a signature battle cry from the tossers… “Hey, oh!”

Despite not having thumbs, the bears at Woodland Park Zoo handled the fish being tossed their way by a couple of Pike Place fish butchers like the professionals they are. 

The action, attended by local media, was part of a week-long bear awareness campaign at the zoo.

Photo credit: Woodland Park Zoo