Vancouver man's epic eagle footage goes viral (VIDEO)

Jun 21 2017, 4:47 am

Now this is what you call an epic catch.

Ashton Phillips of Vancouver was visiting Kyuquot, BC, on a family fishing trip this past weekend. Little did he know, he was about to get up close and personal with an eagle.

“We pulled into a little bay to get re-set up to go and do some halibut fishing,” Phillips, who works at Crab Park Chowdery, told Daily Hive.

“So as we are sitting there stripping a few salmon, we were sitting there chilling out, and all of a sudden I saw this eagle along the shoreline.”

It turns out the bird was making its way right to Phillips’ boat – and his stash of salmon bait.

“As we pulled our cameras out, the eagle made a 90-degree turn and headed right towards the boat. It happened so quickly,” explained Phillips.

Luckily, he hit the slow motion button on his camera just in time to capture amazing footage of the eagle swooping down and grabbing bait from the boat.

According to Phillips, his decision to go along on the trip was last minute, because a few people ended up not being able to go.

“I wasn’t even supposed to be there,” he said. “It was very, very, worth it.”

Phillips posted the video on Facebook, where it has been shared over 20,000 times.

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