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Old July 2nd, 2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Don't you hate it when this happens...

Eagle snatches Lake Padden fisherman's catch right off his line

A Ferndale fisherman had a close encounter with a bald eagle a few weeks ago.

Bruce Huntley was fishing on Lake Padden near Bellingham with buddy Rick Warren when the eagle swooped down and snatched the fish on his line just 10 feet in front of his boat.

Huntley told the Bellingham Herald that the bird "scared the holy bejesus" out of him.

Warren had his camera with him and got a couple great shots of the eagle. He told the Herald that getting the shots was a lot better than catching a fish.




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Old July 2nd, 2012, 02:51 PM   #2
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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Sadly, that's very similar to the thought process of our president right now.. Let somebody else do the hard work, and then take it from them.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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yummy, i love bald eagle!
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 03:01 PM   #5
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Wonder when the DNR will be going after him for trying to catch a Bald Eagle...
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 03:06 PM   #6
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Huntley told the Bellingham Herald that the bird "scared the holy bejesus" out of him.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 03:06 PM   #7
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I hope his drag wasnt set too tight, that eagle would proabably pull him across the lake in that little boat.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 03:53 PM   #8
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Sadly, that's very similar to the thought process of our president right now.. Let somebody else do the hard work, and then take it from them.
I hate to be blunt but your president is an ass and a communist
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 05:01 PM   #9
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Yes, but we have hope and change.

Albeit, not much change left......
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 10:03 PM   #10
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Coming from a resident of a socialist country, that stings a bit.



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Old July 2nd, 2012, 11:01 PM   #11
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I would so pissed and swearing up a freaking storm.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 11:07 PM   #12
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I would so pissed and swearing up a freaking storm.
As long as there was a pic i would think it was awesome, a fish story with proof/
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 12:11 AM   #13
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I was up near Atlanta, MI on Fletchers Pond and saw a bald eagle drop out of the sky and snatch a fish out of the water. Prolly about 50 Yards from us. Pretty damn cool! Not as cool as off the line but still sweet!
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 02:00 AM   #14
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My niece had a similar experience with a Red Tail Hawk, except it was her Pomeranian on a 30 foot cable. Hawk picked him up started to fly away and the cable jerked him out of its talons. After 28 stitches the poor dog would not go out of the house for 3 months.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 02:32 AM   #15
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Now we're taking smack from canada.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 04:48 AM   #16
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There was an article about this picture, this picture was actually something they were intentionally trying to do. The eagle did it the day before i believe it was so they went back hoping to recreate it and get a picture of it.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 06:03 AM   #17
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 06:27 AM   #18
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There was an article about this picture, this picture was actually something they were intentionally trying to do. The eagle did it the day before i believe it was so they went back hoping to recreate it and get a picture of it.
A trained eagle, that's pretty impressive.
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