Who could say no to perch for lunch? Obviously not this garter snake, who tried its best to make a sneaky getaway after stealing a fish from one very enthusiastic angler-in-training.

“My son caught a little perch, reeled it up to the shore and as it flopped around, it unhooked itself. As soon as that happened, a garter snake comes out of nowhere and grabs it!” Wrote Cindy Kruller on YouTube. “My son started screaming about a snake stealing his fish, so I grabbed my camera and filmed the chase. The snake ended up dropping the fish and we were able to get it back in the water.”

The snake probably thought the meal wasn’t worth all the hassle and decided to look for easier prey elsewhere.

Image screenshot of video by Cindy Kruller on YouTube

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