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Hot on the heels of a bear who stole a fresh kill from a Michigan deer hunter, a raccoon made headlines this week when it snatched up a fish —— and refused to let go.
Anglers Meredith McCord and Harris Dudley were looking forward to a great day of fishing for reds: “When the day started off, we knew it was going to be awesome with no wind,” Meredith wrote in an Instagram post.
Little did they know how great it was about to get.
“We never could have anticipated how entertained we’d be by the smallest red of the day and a marsh kitty (aka raccoon aka trash panda).”
Check it out:
(Warning: very mild NSFW language.)
What would you do in this situation? 🎥 : Capt. Harris Dudley 🎣: Meredith McCord IG: @meredithmccord @harrisdudley
Posted by Reel Hooking on Monday, November 27, 2017
Hilarious. The cameraman can’t help but laugh at the unusual scene unfolding before him.
The ‘marsh kitty’ has the red wrapped up tight, refusing to let go. “This is MY red fish,” Meredith tells the raccoon, “kitty kitty give it back.”
It quickly becomes clear that the raccoon won’t give up, so Meredith does the sporting thing, taking the hook out of the red’s mouth and giving it to the raccoon.
Watching the raccoon waddle off with an oversized catch is a