If we were to tell you a month ago that President Barrack Obama would be roughing it in the Alaskan wilderness and sharing a half-eaten salmon with survival expert Bear Grylls, you’d think we’d gone crazy. Yet that is precisely what seems to have happened.
The commander-in-chief took time out of his landmark visit to Alaska last week—the first by any sitting US president—to sample some salmon as part of NBC’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls. The fish had apparently been partially eaten by a wild bear, likely a grizzly, and Obama certainly didn’t seem eager to try it. At least, not at first.
“So I think the president looked a little surprised when I pulled out this bloody carcass of half-eaten salmon,” Grylls commented.
“The fact that he told me this was a leftover fish from a bear, I don’t know if that was necessary. He could’ve just left that out,” Obama said afterwards, perhaps jokingly.
The president also poked fun at his guide’s cooking skills, but to be fair to Grylls, there is only so much you can do when your cooking utensils involve a rock and fire.
But how did it taste? Watch the video below to find out.