President Barack Obama expanded his palate a bit when he ate salmon that had been gnawed on by a wild bear during a taping for an episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" on his recent trip to Alaska.
In a clip of the episode aired on the "Today" show, Obama said that he had seen the types of foods eaten on the show, where one guest ate a mouse cooked in urine. Obama said he hoped that the food was "something that doesn't still have its legs and eyes on it. I want it not to be too recognizable."
Grylls said he thought that Obama was a little taken aback when he took the half-eaten fish out of his backpack.
"I think the president looked a little surprised when I pulled out the bloody carcass of half-eaten salmon," Grylls said.
But after Grylls cooked the fish and Obama ate it, the president played it up like it was no big deal.
"That's tasty," said Obama, who also noted that he wished he would have had a cracker to go with the salmon. "Bear is a mediocre cook but the fact that we ate something recognizable, was encouraging. Now, 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's full appearance on the show will air on NBC later this year.
Watch the full clip above.
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