A family going fishing over the weekend for striped bass might have expected to reel in a few unwanted sunfish, but what they caught instead was not even a water-dwelling animal. It was a bald eagle.

The Freeman family was on Smith Lake in Alabama Sunday morning with guide Bubba Sorensen, according to Al.com, when the eagle came down to steal the bait they had on a fishing line.

Sorensen said the bird was not hooked but the line did get tangled around its talon, making flying away impossible.

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