Upland Trout

The upland trout is a species of flying fish that is scared of water and lives on land, preferring to build its nests high in trees. When cooked, it has a delicious flavor. Therefore it is prized as a delicacy by experienced campers. Often such campers will send their less experienced companions out into the woods to search for Upland Trout nests.

There is evidence that trout are not the only aquatic animal to come in 'Upland' varieties. In 2006 the body of a beluga whale was found in Alaska, 1000 miles inland, along the bank of the Tanana River. With few other explanations forthcoming as to how the whale might have got there, we might theorize that it was an Upland Beluga. Similarly, also in 2006, two hikers found the body of a 4-foot Leopard Shark lying in the Mojave Desert, far away from any source of water. How it arrived there was a mystery. Was it, perhaps, an Upland Shark?

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Fish in a forest
Nesting high up in the trees
no doubt,upland trout
Posted by J  on  Fri Oct 27, 2006  at  12:39 PM
A strange whale carcass
Found a thousand miles inland
Upland Beluga?
Posted by J  on  Sun Nov 26, 2006  at  12:17 PM
Ha! Great Haiku J!
Posted by Josh  on  Sat Feb 14, 2015  at  11:11 PM