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Fisherman stunned after giant muskrat bursts through fishing hole

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.

Nicholas patiently waits above the hole

Nicholas patiently waits above the hole
(Image: Nicholas James Yohr/Caters News Agency)

All of a sudden the muskrat pops out

All of a sudden the muskrat pops out
(Image: Nicholas James Yohr/Caters News Agency)

“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.”

Russian fishermen find enormous surprise in their fishing net

The sea lion stood still before jumping in
(Image: YouTube / DailycrazyVids01)

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.

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