Karl Rove's quail hunting trip to the Texas-Mexico border over the Christmas holiday took an unexpected turn when he ran into two men hiding in the brush.

The former adviser to President George W. Bush said he and a couple friends had been hunting near the southern border when they discovered the men lurking in a small grove of trees, according to a Tuesday interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly.

They immediately called in Border Patrol officials, but attempted to detain the men while they waited for law enforcement.

"One of them was in very bad shape. After our truck surrounded the mott, he sort of came out and surrendered in return for some water and chocolate," said Rove. "But the other guy was defiant. He snuck out of the back of the mott, crawled out, we think in order to hide something and then when he realized he didn't have any options he stood up raised his hands and started walking north knowing that we wouldn't shoot him and so a couple of us trailed him."

When Border Patrol agents arrived they told Rove the fact that the men, who were both wearing black, was "not a good sign" and indicated they were "pros."

Rove said it appeared that these law enforcement officials had run into these two men before.

"They [Border Patrol] were very clear. They said we need help. We don't have enough resources. We need more assistance and the border is not safe," Rove concluded.