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Man Catches Bird While Ice Fishing (VIDEO)

03/06/2015 03:48 EST | Updated 03/06/2015 03:59 EST

*** Before you watch this video, rest assured the bird is OK. Shaken, but OK. ***

A pair of Pennsylvania ice fishermen got the surprise of their lives when they thought they'd snagged a big fish, but instead caught what appears to be some sort of waterfowl.

As Fred Christensen pulls his line up through the hole in the ice, feathers and webbed feet are visible, and sure enough, out comes a large bird.

The man operating the camera, Nicholas Colangelo, told The Washington Post: "My jaw hit the ice. I've never heard of anything like this happening. It was so unusual. So, to see this, honestly, I was speechless."

(Watch video, above.)