Video: Eagle Swoops Down and Snatches Toddler [dri]

Crazy video below shows a Golden Eagle swooping down and snatching a toddler in a park and trying to fly away with him. Only the child's weigh saved him. This does not look like a hoax.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 06:05 AM



Comments

1 Yikes!

And good mornin to all y'all this fine winter morn!

Posted by: chi-town Jerry at December 19, 2012 06:10 AM (UTq/I)

2 Yikes, indeed!

Good morning, Chi-town Jerry!

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 19, 2012 06:12 AM (GoIUi)

3 I always watch my daughter's small dog when he is outside, because we have large hawks around here, but I never thought an eagle would go after a human child, especially with an adult human right there.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 19, 2012 06:13 AM (GoIUi)

4 We need a national conversation on Golden Eagles.

Posted by: Mark1971 at December 19, 2012 06:20 AM (Vjplh)

5 well I guess we are outlawing golden eagles now.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2012 06:24 AM (Z9EHQ)

6 we have some friends in the country that also have some very small dogs. whenever we are visiting hawks overfly their property all the time. whenever their tiny dogs are out the hawks start circling.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2012 06:25 AM (Z9EHQ)

7 Hungry fella?

Posted by: Ace. Ace Ventura. at December 19, 2012 06:28 AM (BgIBZ)

8 I know a family that lost a small dog to an owl. Happened right in front of them. A few weeks later the kids were playing in a tree near their home and found the dogs collar.

Posted by: Mark1971 at December 19, 2012 06:29 AM (Vjplh)

9 This terrorist attack cannot go unanswered.

I propose a new agency of park baby watchers which I will immediately unionize.

Posted by: Barry the Magnificent at December 19, 2012 06:34 AM (hO9ad)

10 in light of the benghazi report released yesterday are we outlawing muslim radicals?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2012 06:36 AM (Z9EHQ)

11 Kent State, I think it's time to change your mascot.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 19, 2012 06:38 AM (I2LwF)

12 Their official team nickname is the "Golden Flashes," but the device on their helmet is clearly an eagle.

Maybe the Kent State Golden Showers? I don't know, there has to be something less offensive than a golden eagle.

Franklin and Marshall U has the ultimate inoffensive nickname. Look it up.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 19, 2012 06:39 AM (I2LwF)

13 Predators take prey they believe they can take. Remember this the next time you hear an activist say "there is no record of a wolf attack on a human".

Anything small enough is prey to a predator large enough or numerous enough to take it without significant danger to itself. It all depends on the danger in the situation toward the predator as wild animals are obsessive in avoiding injury to themselves.

Posted by: gasminder at December 19, 2012 06:40 AM (5aETP)

14 Okay, just watched the video. Total hoax.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 19, 2012 06:41 AM (I2LwF)

15 An! I got it! The Kent State Militia! Nobody would be offended by that!

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 19, 2012 06:42 AM (I2LwF)

16 Video probably done by the Dutch guy who did the "Birds Falling Out of the Sky" hoax video.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at December 19, 2012 06:43 AM (YYyqq)

17 So it's official. TFG creates gun control task force.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 19, 2012 06:43 AM (piMMO)

18 Holy shit, that's a seriously large and aggressive eagle.

I'll never let a small dog run around when the hawks are out again.

Posted by: Damn .... at December 19, 2012 06:44 AM (bS6uW)

19 By the way, my kids got their picture taken with Santa last night, and he appeared to be drunk. Just like the good old days.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 19, 2012 06:44 AM (I2LwF)

20 NDH, got a link?

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 19, 2012 06:48 AM (I2LwF)

21 So it's official. TFG creates gun control task force.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 19, 2012 06:43 AM (piMMO)

If this task force is as successful as all of the other TFG task forces, this is good news.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at December 19, 2012 06:50 AM (YYyqq)

22 Posting at 6 am? Does this mean that Gabe will kill the news thread?


And I had included this video in my news links as well. And I do not believe it is a hoax.


Posted by: Vic at December 19, 2012 06:50 AM (53z96)

23 Never mind, news up

Posted by: Vic at December 19, 2012 06:51 AM (53z96)

24 20 NDH, got a link?


.....


Just got the FNC alert on my IPhone

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 19, 2012 06:51 AM (piMMO)

25 Courtesy Michael Yon on facebook : search youtube: Golden eagle attacks a boy. They try to knock you off the cliff

Posted by: Dyslexic moron at December 19, 2012 06:51 AM (X87u/)

26 So it's official. TFG creates gun control task force.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 19, 2012 06:43 AM (piMMO)
-----What an idiot. What is clearly needed is eagle control. Do we have to wait until a child is killed?

Posted by: RioBravo at December 19, 2012 07:21 AM (eEfYn)

27 I think the eagle picked up a doll dressed as the kid, then mom switched the kid for the doll as the videographer was running to the scene with the camera pointed at the ground.

Posted by: Minesweeper at December 19, 2012 07:24 AM (sMt7r)

28 We need to have a national conversation about TALON CONTROL.

Posted by: Jason M at December 19, 2012 07:27 AM (Be0fb)

29 Sure it might not be a hoax with a trained eagle or slight of hand doll to kid switch. But why was he filming the eagle before it came down. Was it making any aggressive moves before or was it responding to aggressive moves by the people. Timing to get the camera out and film is what is odd like all accidents caught on tape.

Posted by: Trevor (@tjexcite) at December 19, 2012 07:33 AM (Ea64Y)

30 Great running shot of the grass at cameraman's feet

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 19, 2012 07:58 AM (8sCoq)

31
What could go wrong? Obama taps Biden to craft new policies to curb gun violence in wake of shooting



Posted by: Jones in CO at December 19, 2012 07:59 AM (8sCoq)

32 He was film because it was a gorgeous eagle siaring above ,i think. Seems plausible to me.

BTW he sounded French.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at December 19, 2012 08:06 AM (5H6zj)

33
A couple of yrs ago, some singer was killed by a coyote in Canada. She was petite & the coyote large but still...

Posted by: Walkers! at December 19, 2012 08:08 AM (jWwDJ)

34 Filming an eagle circling around a crowded park in the middle of the day doesn't seem that odd. People video tape much more mundane events daily.

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at December 19, 2012 08:09 AM (G1aEt)

35 33: I thought it was a couple of coyotes. I remember when it happened.

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at December 19, 2012 08:10 AM (G1aEt)

36
in light of the benghazi report released yesterday are we outlawing muslim radicals?




Hahahahahahahahaha! Good one!

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 19, 2012 08:28 AM (DoZD+)

37 Creepy.

I once had a red foxfollow me for a couple of holes along a golf course. Sat in an adjoining sand trap and very calmly watched me putt, then tagged along for a while, keeping about 25 feet from me, just within a woods .

Theyrrr'e watching us.

Posted by: RM at December 19, 2012 08:36 AM (TRsME)

38 How much do you think Obama weighs? Just curious.

Posted by: marcus at December 19, 2012 08:37 AM (GGCsk)

39 Reminds me of that old Foghorn Leghorn cartoon, "You're a chicken...and I'm a Chicken Hawk!"

Posted by: Hari Seldon, Psychohistorian at December 19, 2012 08:51 AM (r2z3p)

40 We have a dog park in one of the state parks close to our house. The small dog section has hawks circling all the time.

Posted by: megthered at December 19, 2012 08:53 AM (iR4Dg)

41 Yeah, it was at least 3 coyotes that attacked & killed her.

I was reading about a 3 y/o being killed. Her neck was broke by the coyote.

Also, where people picnic, a 2 y/o was dragged off but rescued. I had to scare off 3 coyotes who were in my yard trying to get to my neighbor's two small dogs. They left but they were not afraid of me. I kept throwing things at them. Finally, I had to charge them.

http://goo.gl/irHb1

Posted by: Walkers! at December 19, 2012 09:07 AM (jWwDJ)

42 At the end of that video when the music is playing, the birdcall they use is that of a Red-tailed Hawk.

Posted by: birdwatcher at December 19, 2012 09:09 AM (04ClO)

43 Eagles are jerks. It is known.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9nHRIjMFh8

Posted by: Xmas at December 19, 2012 09:37 AM (eBRdM)

44 I'm thinking #2 shot for eagle.

Posted by: Mike James at December 19, 2012 09:38 AM (cgDgK)

45
"in light of the benghazi report released yesterday are we outlawing muslim radicals?"
----------------------

Absolutely! And in view of the numerous deaths and injuries caused by falls, we must also outlaw gravity. The time has come to act!

Posted by: AG Holder at December 19, 2012 09:39 AM (TQtmI)

46
I rented a beach house one summer and we were grilling steaks on a gas grill. They were Porterhouse. A fucking seagull swooped down, grabbed one of the steaks right off the grill and flew off with it in his mouth. This wason a second floor deck and as soon as he cleared the railing he started goingdown.He tried like hell to pump his wings but the steak was too heavy and he dropped it about 30 feet before a tree line. After the Holy Shits! one of the guys went down and got it. I rinsed it off and put it back on the grill. Hey, it was a Porterhouse.
The video looks real.

Posted by: Jaynie59 at December 19, 2012 09:40 AM (4zKCA)

47 My kid is into birding and says that bird doesn't look like a golden eagle to him. . . he says it resembles an osprey, but it looks too large to be an osprey. He thinks it's fake. Also, something about the size of the bird, to me, before it dives and after it dives looks different.

Either way, whenever I see a bird of prey hovering overhead when there are small children and animals about, I am on my guard. I've seen hawks pick up chickens, small cats & dogs around my part of town.

Posted by: whobewut at December 19, 2012 09:43 AM (W5c4e)

48 Must be an Israeli eagle, related to the Israeli vultures Sudan claims are spying on them.

Posted by: Barzilai at December 19, 2012 09:50 AM (uPEU9)

49 Phew.

http://wtvr.com/2012/12/19/viral-fake-out-golden-eagle-snatches-kid-is-cgi/

Posted by: ewb at December 19, 2012 10:27 AM (r0iue)

50 Breaking!

News reports of the president's reelection, which have gone viral on many web sites and cable channels, are just CGI.

It was all a hoax, people!

Wake up!

Ha ha!

Posted by: elj at December 19, 2012 10:38 AM (+QKfp)

51 Hoax. The CGI has been debunked. The "eagle"'s wing vanishes at one moment, and while the hoaxers did a real nice job with the shadows, they still couldn't get them exactly right, so experts have been able to debunk this.

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at December 19, 2012 11:23 AM (7ObY1)

52 what the stork giveth, the eagle taketh away.

Posted by: mreyno at December 19, 2012 11:51 AM (bIP7r)

53 This supposedly happened in Montreal, Canada, on 18 December (yesterday). 'Intellicast' weather records show 'overcast' for the whole day, with ceilings under 2000 feet: the sky in the video is blue with high thin clouds. Hence, some doubts.

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at December 19, 2012 03:56 PM (2VCZA)

54 The “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” video, uploaded to YouTube on the evening of December 18, was made by Normand Archambault, Looc Mireault, Antoine Seigle and Filix Marquis-Poulin, students at Centre NAD, in the production simulation workshop class of the Bachelors degree in 3D Animation and Digital Design.

Posted by: Joe S at December 19, 2012 04:06 PM (82H+l)

55 > 13 Predators take prey they believe they can take. Remember this the next time you hear an activist say "there is no record of a wolf attack on a human".

Posted by: gasminder at December 19, 2012

In NORTH AMERICA. Wolf attacks were common in Eurasia. NA wolves don't have the instinct to recognize humans as prey species. But they can improvise.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at December 19, 2012 07:29 PM (qkP36)






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