Makes a big difference when you can back up your best fishing tale with not only witnesses, but with pictures! How good is that?
Eagle snatches Lake Padden fisherman's catch right off his line
Credit: Rick Warren
by KING 5 News
Posted on July 1, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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.
I'll bet that this ol' boy's fishing tales will carry a lot more weight now! He might be able to get a job as a fishing guide for those that only want to fish with a camera!
What a great shot! Wanna bet he has 'em framed?
Coffee outside this morning, but we might have to head to the kitchen when the rain starts!