Action cameras have enabled all kinds of unique point-of-view video capture. Sometimes though, the cameras can get a little too close to the action, as James Williams of Haida Gwaii, an archipelago roughly 40 miles off the Pacific coast of Canada, recently found out.

As seen in the above footage shared by CBC, Williams was attempting to capture video footage of a convocation of bald eagles eating a meal, when one of the birds of prey picked up and took his camera for a rather brutal test-drive.

CBC doesn’t specify how the camera was recovered, but the footage appears to show the bald eagle returning to the coast before letting go of the camera, where Williams was presumably able to recover it.