The bald eagle is a majestic bird. There is no doubt about that. Seeing a bald eagle in the wild is a real privilege, but you have to remember eagles are predators with incredible hunting skills, so you never want to get too close to one of these birds because they are so beautiful.
A fisherman from British Columbia, Ashton Philips, discovered just how dangerous and unpredictable these birds could be and he took a video to prove it.
He thought the eagle was just curious, but in reality, the bird was targeting the fisherman’s catch of the day. The next time Ashton looked up at the sky, he saw the bald eagle flying straight towards his boat at high speed.
“I saw this eagle flying around, and it was lying along the shoreline, so I took out my camera to take a picture of it,” Phillips said.
“Suddenly, out of nowhere, it started moving towards the boat. I didn’t even realize it was rushing to find a big piece of salmon until it became clear that it caught it and flew away. It was a pretty surreal experience. ”
And before he knew what was happening, the bird swooped in and stole his fish. Luckily, he captured the entire moment on video. The footage is breathtaking and proves once again how amazing wildlife really is.