A group of fishermen were left stunned when a giant muskrat burst out through an ice fishing hole.
Nicholas James Yohr, 21, was fishing in New London, Wisconsin with the hope of walking away with a Northern Pike.
But when the 21-year-old pulled up the line, a very wet muskrat burst out of the ice.
In a blink of an eye the startled mammal decided to jump back into the frozen water.
The Northern Michigan University student said: “We had a tip up flag go up and assumed a fish had taken the bait.
“When the line was pulled up, surprisingly we found it was a muskrat.
“The muskrat wasn’t even hooked. He had bit the bait and did not let go all the way up through the hole.
“We were mainly expecting a Northern Pike and were extremely surprised to see the rodent.
“We never would have guessed it.”
Back in 2016 a group of Russian fisherman received a different kind of angling surprise when they pulled their nets out of the ocean.
Amongst all of the fish was a large sea lion.
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Sitting upright, the creature simply stared at the startled fishermen, making no move to jump back into the sea.
After a few seconds’ pause it jumped back into the sea.