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President Barack Obama Ate a Bear's Leftover Salmon in Alaska

He was filming an episode of 'Running Wild With Bear Grylls.'


President Obama didn't just eat cinnamon rolls and gelato while in Alaska, he also got his fair share of protein. During his recent three day trip (which was meant to highlight the effects of climate change), Obama filmed an episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls, according to the Inquisitr. The host of the adventure show, Bear Grylls, is known for eating whatever he can scavenge, and POTUS — who has an affinity for trendy restaurants — actually joined in. For lunch during the episode the duo had half-eaten salmon.

Grylls found the salmon "on the river bank where it was left by a wild bear after eating certain parts," like the brain, eggs, and skin. Obama appears a bit reluctant but relieved that it isn't something that still has "its legs and eyes on it." Grylls cooks up the fish over a fire and Obama actually takes a bite. He later reveals: "Bear is a mediocre cook, but the fact that we ate something recognizable is encouraging." Obama also wished the fish came with some crackers.

Shortly after his Alaska trip, Obama headed to Boston where he traded in half-eaten salmon for 10 types of chowder at the city's Union Oyster House. It's probably safe to assume the bowls of chowder were served with crackers, too. Watch a preview of the Running Wild With Bear Grylls episode below: