I did'nt even know it happened until it was to late. A buddy and i where fishing for channelcats out @ the holloway dam and the bite was going strong. We had 6 nice size fish on a stringer wich we placed in a stream no more than 30 yards from us. After catching and releasing a number of smaller fish, my fishing partner caught a really nice 27 incher and went to put it on the stringer. We were surprised to find that something had mutelated 3 of the keepers we had worked so hard for. @ first i thought it was a snapping turtle because of the mangled fish but then i noticed some glowing eyes up in the tree next to the stream. It was amazing that we didnt see or hear that theif of a racoon, and how quickly he filled his belly. I keep my trusty old coleman lantern right next to the stringer now and i'm thinking about taking my blue heeler with me on my next outing. LOL! I learned a valuable lesson that night from a thief wearing a mask!