It brings new meaning to the term catfishing (ey oh!) as two fishermen in Alabama stumbled across two wee kittens while out on a lake fishing.

It's actually kind of sad because, as they point out themselves, it was clearly some 'jackass' who left them out there, but these kittens were not going down without a fight and were smart enough to swim towards the first sign of humans they saw.

They look a little worse for wear upon arrival on the boat but judging by the reception they got from the fellas we're sure they are in safe hands now.