Alabama fishermen redefine 'catfishing' with kitten catch

"Never in my life have I seen anything like that," Jason Frost said.
By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Aug. 31, 2015 at 3:01 PM
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HOOVER, Ala., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Two men out fishing on an Alabama river captured video of their unexpected catch -- a pair of kittens that swam up to their boat.

Jason Frost, who posted the video to Facebook, was fishing Saturday on the Warrior River with friend Brandon Key when they heard a splash and saw something swimming toward them from shore.

Frost said he and Key were unsure of the mystery animal's identity until it let out a "meow" and got close enough for them to tell it was a small kitten.

The men pulled the kitten up into their boat, where it shook off the water.

"Never in my life have I seen anything like that," Frost says in the video.

The men then noticed a second, identical kitten jump into the water from the shore and swim toward them. The men steered their boat toward the second feline and picked it up.

"Well there's a first time for everything, isn't there?" Frost says.

Frost said the kittens were friendly and seemed comfortable with riding in the boat.

"People were looking at us out on the water like, 'Oh my God, these people got cats with them,'" Frost told AL.com.

Frost said he and Key gave the kittens to a family on the shore with two young girls.

"Everybody always has a crazy fishing story, and that's all it is, is a story," he said. "If I wouldn't have had this on video, everybody would have thought I was crazy."

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