A Floridafisherman and his household captured the second a bald eagle swooped all the way down to steal their catch. 

In a video of the encounter, Chad Rissman had been reeling in a shark on the Dunedin Causeway because the solar set when the chicken of prey determined to assert it as its personal. 

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Rissman’s uncle Darrin Vick had reportedly been on his technique to seize the road, according to FOX 13 Tampa Bay.

“Take the picture! Take the picture! Take the picture!” somebody excitedly exclaimed. 

The eagle stared again on the people, gripping tight its aquatic prey. 

“The way everything lined up, the sunset; I couldn’t have asked for a better time,” Rissman informed the station. 

“It’s just like brushing the greatness of the country all into one picture and one experience,” mentioned Vick.

The line was minimize quick and each the road and hook have been taken away from the eagle. 

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Kim Begay, with the Clearwater Audubon Society and Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, recognized the eagle as “Eugene” to FOX 13. 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) notes that Florida has one of many densest concentrations of nesting bald eagles within the decrease 48 states, with an estimated 1,500 nesting pairs. 

The bald eagle was faraway from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listing of federally endangered and threatened species in 2007

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However, the bald eagle continues to be protected underneath the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, together with the state bald eagle rule (68A-16.002, F.A.C.). 

The FWC eliminated the bald eagle from the state listing of threatened species in 2008.

The Raptor Center of Tampa Bay notes that eagles are the most important chicken of prey within the Sunshine State. 

“In order to rescue a Bald Eagle you should be experienced handling them. We advocate always, if possible, having two people present at the rescue. We also request that if you receive a call for an eagle directly, immediately contact the center (813-205-1851),” they wrote, including that bald eagles can “severely harm you or in a freak situation they can kill you. Unless you are experienced, please do not try to rescue one alone!”