Though snakes are known for their ability to wrap their jaws around small mammals and fish, one North Carolina angler recently had an encounter with a serpent that had an appetite much larger than it could handle.

Angler Jason Dickerson told CBS affiliate WRAL that he had recently purchased a kayak from Craigslist and wanted to test it out, so he headed to Falls Lake, a recreation spot north of Raleigh, North Carolina. According to Dickerson, approximately 30 minutes into his inaugural fishing trip, he noticed a snake swimming past him dragging something large. On closer inspection, Dickerson realized that the serpent had clamped down on a respectable-sized catfish.

Dickerson was quick-thinking enough to snap a few photos, which he later posted to Facebook. He also captured a couple of short videos of the snake trying to pull the catch onto a rock, the best of which we’ve included above.