Eagle snatches toddler

(40 Posts)
nannyof3 Wed 19-Dec-12 10:23:22

How scary must this have been shockconfused

Imadesantablush Wed 19-Dec-12 10:25:07


DameMargotFountain Wed 19-Dec-12 10:29:49

yeah yeah...come on, where's the link?

ForkInTheForeheid Wed 19-Dec-12 10:36:20
FloatyBeatie Wed 19-Dec-12 10:40:36

That is extraordinary. It must have been scary, yes, but it also seems like an enormous privilege. I bet that the child will treasure the recording when s/he is older.

ZZZenAgain Wed 19-Dec-12 10:42:49


DameMargotFountain Wed 19-Dec-12 10:43:08

fucking hell shock

WowOoo Wed 19-Dec-12 10:43:34

Good Lord! The dad didn't seem to notice for a moment. I suppose a toddler is prey sized. how scary.

ChestnutsRoastingonaWitchesTit Wed 19-Dec-12 10:44:54

Lucky baby. No harm done. The lesson is don't leave your baby sat on the grass by itself while there are large predatory animals about. I guess.

Bearandcub Wed 19-Dec-12 10:45:18

That's why I put mine in high-vis vests when we go to the park, so we can track them in the sky when they get snatched by birds of prey. wink

ZZZenAgain Wed 19-Dec-12 10:47:07

why is the dc lucky and why is it an enormous privilege to be grabbed by a bird of prey and then dropped?

probably a fake. seems there is quite a bit of cyncsism about this

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 19-Dec-12 10:50:01

Hmm, I am not convinced. It is pretty unusual for them to go for anything bigger than a rabbit. Can't watch the video, did toddler happen to be wearing a rabbit skin hat?

Sounds v v unlikely to me.

BeataNoxPotter Wed 19-Dec-12 10:50:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

actually i can't believe it can be a fake. who would orchestrate that shock

Iheartpasties Wed 19-Dec-12 10:51:32

surely its not real??

peeriebear Wed 19-Dec-12 10:52:00

He's lucky because he was too heavy to be carried any higher than about two feet before being dropped!
He will dine out on that story when he's older. "I was THAT kid!"

TheseGoToEleven Wed 19-Dec-12 10:55:26

I believe it, I have known of eagles that snatched dogs.

SweetMingePie Wed 19-Dec-12 10:56:13


If you watch the video towards the end it is slowed right down and you can see the baby being snatched and then dropped by the bird.

PurpleTinsel Wed 19-Dec-12 10:56:44


Lucky he was too heavy to be carried further!

Piffpaffpoff Wed 19-Dec-12 11:02:00

I say fake.

flowerytaleofNewYork Wed 19-Dec-12 11:07:08

I believe it, looks real to me. They take foxes, young deer, lambs, all sorts, equal to their own weight so I totally believe he had a bash at taking a toddler.

I cant see how they'd fake it? it's definitely a real bird, and a real child.

no fake as in a trained bird

slug Wed 19-Dec-12 11:37:10

The best comment I've heard about this was:

"This all could have been averted if the baby had its own eagle."

Which is both horrible and amusing in equal measures

AlienRefucksLooksLikeSnow Wed 19-Dec-12 11:41:31

That is frigging AMAZING!! he was obviously too heavy, or it would have carried him off! shock

Yes, the Mum/Dad seems to take ages to notice?!!

exexpat Wed 19-Dec-12 11:49:03

Lots of people who posted this on twitter this morning have been apologising and saying it's been exposed as a fake.

Its fake. The child doesnt fall immediately after the eagle lets go.

flatpackhamster Wed 19-Dec-12 11:52:35


no fake as in a trained bird

You think there are a lot of tame golden eagles trained to take toddlers from parks?

cornycarrotshack Wed 19-Dec-12 11:52:59

I would have said fake as well. Birds aren't that stupid.

AlienRefucksLooksLikeSnow Wed 19-Dec-12 12:00:41

Awwwwww, is it a fake? Doesn't surprise me.

the toddler probably had a chunk of meat on its head,
how else do they train eagles?

Saltycopporn Wed 19-Dec-12 13:39:12

Fake! I'm wondering how many of you would run to help without throwing down the camera first? If it were genuine I think the camera would have ended up on the grass pointing at the sky. The bird seemed to be flying in a style suited to display rather than hunting. It would never catch genuine prey like that.

Piffpaffpoff Wed 19-Dec-12 14:04:03

I think it's not a real toddler, the real one is in the buggy, and the swap is made while the camera is pointing at the ground. I also think I need to get out more

JustFabulous Wed 19-Dec-12 14:08:04

Not real.

CGI affects.

" However, the lifelike sequence was today claimed to be an elaborate CGI hoax."

Narked Wed 19-Dec-12 14:10:24


MrsTerrysChocolateOrange Thu 20-Dec-12 03:32:35

I live in Canada and it is not news here. It's a fake.

MrsMushroom Thu 20-Dec-12 03:46:52

I can see it's a dummy.....but the 2nd time the snatching is shown....RIGHT before the talons touch the toddler..he seems to duck slightly...or is it my imagination?

NilentSight Thu 20-Dec-12 18:23:00
BOFingSanta Thu 20-Dec-12 18:26:37

Some people will try anything for £200 on You've Been Framed...

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