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2008-10-15 18:20:00

A Swiss fisherman made an unusual catch in a tributary of the Rhine River near Basel -- the first wild salmon spotted so far up the Rhine in half a century. The Federal Environmental Office said the female fish was photographed and then released to the river, Swissinfo reported. Olivier Schmidt, an employee of the Natural History Museum in Basel, happened to be in the area when Thomas Wanner caught the salmon last week in the Birs. "We could hardly believe our eyes," Schmidt said. "A...