Video: Owl gets caught on fisherman’s line

(Courtesy: Garry Olson Jr./KXAN)
(Courtesy: Garry Olson Jr./KXAN)

AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — An owl got more than it expected when it tried to snatch a fisherman’s lure Saturday morning.

Garry, the man who recorded the video was fishing at Lady Bird Lake near Austin, Texas early Saturday morning when the owl swooped down and snatched his lure out of the water, which then caught on to its talon causing it to fall into the water.

After realizing what had happened, Garry paddled his kayak to the owl giving it a dry harbor to rest on while Animal Control was called.

The owl sat on Garry’s GoPro camera for more than an hour as the two waited for help to arrive.

Once Animal Control crews arrived they were able to safely detach the lure and release the owl back into the wild. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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