Some places are fortunate to boast one unusual local animal or species of wildlife. We’re talking here about actual animals here, not Bigfoot (but, honestly, if you’ve been up around beautiful Klamath or the Trees of Mystery, it is hard not to want to see the big guy). It is the rare place that actually has two “pull the other one” types of animals associated with it, though. And for that location to be on the small size, and an island? Truly rare, indeed. We’re about to type the words “Catalina Island” here — oh, look, we just did — because the famous rock is home both to the 1920s movie buffalo and the flying fish. Okay, the flying fish don’t actually reside on Catalina, but they’re close enough to be very much linked with the place. But while the bison roam the hills all year long, the flying fish do, in fact, have a season. And what happens to mark the start of that season? A festival, of course.

Read NBC Bay Area’s full story about the Flying Fish Festival in Catalina by clicking here.

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