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Eagle snags 'Catch of the day'

A group of fishermen came face to face with nature in its most primal form when they witnessed an eagle soaring down to snatch up fish right before their eyes.

James Jansen and a group of family members were fishing in Upper Glenrosa two weekends ago when they noticed a bald eagle fishing on the same lake.

“It was pretty incredible,” he says.

“The eagle would dive right in front of the people in the boat and grab up the fish and take off. There were actually two different eagles, it looked like there was a nest that they were feeding.”

He says the group decided to get in line for a photo, with the hope that the eagle could once again sweep down to pluck a fish from the lake.

“We caught a couple (of fish), and as soon as we released them, this massive eagle would fly right in front of us and grab the fish,” he says, adamant that the photo is not fake.

“It was totally not photoshopped. It’s 100 per cent real.”

Janson does not want to reveal the exact location where this happened, but says he also noticed an eagle nest there last year and believes the birds often snatch up fish from this lake.


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