Two Ice Fishermen Get The Ultimate Surprise Catch
Mar 9, 2015
These ice fishermen in Pennsylvania got the catch of a lifetime - a red-breasted merganser. The merganser is a type of duck that often spends extended time diving underwater for food, which is probably how it got onto their fishing line. After checking the bird for injuries, they happily released it into the wild.
Ice fishing is a form of sport that involves fishing through a hole in the ice on a frozen body of water. The sport is popular in most cultures that experience long winter freezes. In North America, it's commonly a social experience often involving a portable, heated cabin that can be set up on the ice. In Scandinavia, however, ice fishing is seen as a solitary activity and a time for quiet contemplation and communion with nature.