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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:20 AM

In Canada, An Eagle Tries To Steal A Toddler!





Slow motion at the end.

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Reply In Canada, An Eagle Tries To Steal A Toddler! (Original post)
JaneyVee Dec 2012 OP
MADem Dec 2012 #1
pokerfan Dec 2012 #40
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #2
SheilaT Dec 2012 #34
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #3
2naSalit Dec 2012 #11
2naSalit Dec 2012 #4
loudsue Dec 2012 #5
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #7
freshwest Dec 2012 #39
Care Acutely Dec 2012 #6
slackmaster Dec 2012 #8
drm604 Dec 2012 #9
2naSalit Dec 2012 #14
mzmolly Dec 2012 #10
OneTenthofOnePercent Dec 2012 #12
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #13
MissB Dec 2012 #15
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #17
Brigid Dec 2012 #19
progressoid Dec 2012 #20
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #21
LisaL Dec 2012 #26
MisterP Dec 2012 #16
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #18
progressoid Dec 2012 #22
Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #24
progressoid Dec 2012 #27
ohheckyeah Dec 2012 #23
Archae Dec 2012 #25
Hissyspit Dec 2012 #28
Archae Dec 2012 #29
Hissyspit Dec 2012 #32
MADem Dec 2012 #45
Hissyspit Dec 2012 #33
Hissyspit Dec 2012 #35
Hissyspit Dec 2012 #36
MADem Dec 2012 #46
Hissyspit Dec 2012 #37
Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #41
truebluegreen Dec 2012 #49
jberryhill Dec 2012 #52
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #30
Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2012 #31
Divine Discontent Dec 2012 #38
PotatoChip Dec 2012 #42
FightForMichigan Dec 2012 #43
truebluegreen Dec 2012 #50
RZM Dec 2012 #44
Zoeisright Dec 2012 #47
Spazito Dec 2012 #48
jberryhill Dec 2012 #51
Whovian Dec 2012 #53
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #54
Separation Dec 2012 #55
drm604 Dec 2012 #56

Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:23 AM

1. What caused that bird to think that kid would be good eatin'?

That's incredible.

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:45 AM

40. That raptor's eyes were a little bigger than its talons

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:26 AM

2. Subconsciously, this is why we love fat babies: Harder for birds of prey to steal. nt

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:32 AM

34. Actually, at the risk of being didactic,

we love fat babies because it is a sign of good health.

When we were evolving, food was scarce, and plumpness was a sign of food being available. That went double for babies.

My sons were naturally skinny. They have always been the healthiest kids I've known, and they're now ages 30 and 25. The older was was especially thin as a baby, toddler, and young child. My mother was always convinced he was malnourished and had rickets. She always preferred my sister's children, who had the more natural plumpness we're programmed for.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:28 AM

3. Hope the baby was OK--when the bird tried to lift him

he was probably thinking "WTF? Why is this blue rodent so heavy?"

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:41 AM

11. Good thing it was well bundled up!

Probably might have a puncture wound or two anyway. Must have dropped three or four feet too. Poor kid. The child had bright red hat, maybe the eagle thought it was a wounded animal or some fresh leavings from a predator..? The bird didn't spend much time observing before going in to grab it.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:33 AM

4. Maybe it was a young eagle...

Takes some time to be good hunters and perhaps the fact that it wasn't moving real fast made in enticing. That was unsual though.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:36 AM

5. Good gawd this is a BAD time to be small!!!

What is going on in the world: kids shot at elementary school in USA, baby snatched by eagle in Canada, kids stabbed at school in China!! The world's children ARE NOT SAFE!!!

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Response to loudsue (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:38 AM

7. Actually, Nature is always trying to eat us. There's a good write-up about this video HERE:

Here

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:12 AM

39. That's why we built houses and stuffs...



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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:37 AM

6. Holy shit, INDEED!

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:38 AM

8. I love the way French Canadians say "Oh shit!"

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:39 AM

9. Holy Crap!

In the slow motion, it looks like the kid is actually lifted off the ground. Am I seeing it right?

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Response to drm604 (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:49 AM

14. Yes!

That bird carried the child several yards away from the original point and dropped it several feet... and you can only see it clearly in slowmo. Good Grief.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:40 AM

10. Holy cow.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:43 AM

12. Maybe it wasn't the dingo that ate the baby... Elaine will be heartbroken.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:46 AM

13. Eagles will also drag mountain goats off mountains to kill them: (VIDEO)

WARNING: Eagle kills mountain goat in a kind of asshole-y way (within first minute):


PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:52 AM

15. Thank goodness the toddler wasn't on a cliff.....

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Response to MissB (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:02 AM

17. We have three sons here between my girlfriend and I and we like to watch...

...various nature shows, including (especially when they were smaller) ones about dinosaurs- and the shows would usually mention the links between dinosaurs and birds. Anyway, there's a large bluejay who loves to hang around the area, and the point hasn't been missed on my kids that if that bluejay were 10 feet tall, it'd be eating us without a second thought.

Honestly, I love the way birds look but they're nashty, nashty. Kind of like porpoises. Don't get me started.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:06 AM

19. Amazing.

And great footage of mountain goats fighting back later in the video too.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:10 AM

20. I was about to post this also.

Amazing. A little scary too.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:12 AM

21. Yeah, I agree. Honestly, I forgot what dicks animals can be.

Just sayin'

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:31 AM

26. It's just food to the eagle.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:54 AM

16. Zeus's kid?

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:05 AM

18. That's a lucky kid!

When a bird like this comes after say, a rabbit, it does so at a strong angle with built-up, speed, tucks its wings, and basically bombs into the animal, talons-first. Imagine getting hit with a frozen turkey at 30 MPH, covered in spikes...

Looks like the bird wasn't sure what it was dealing with, and was assessing, then decided to make a grab.

Very lucky child.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:15 AM

22. Whats up with the Chariots of Fire music?

That's kinda creepy.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:30 AM

24. At least they didn't use some lame music performed by










...The Eagles.




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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:38 AM

27. Heh heh heh


or...










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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:24 AM

23. Good grief!

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:30 AM

25. I say fake.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #28)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:15 AM

29. Because outside of the Youtube video, we've seen nothing, anywhere.

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Response to Archae (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:24 AM

32. Yeah, I did notice that...

Although Herald-Sun just added the story eight minutes ago:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/a-daring-eagle-tries-to-snatch-a-child-in-montreal/story-fnd134gw-1226540613818

Which means they may be on top of a video which has only been posted to YouTube since last night, or they are going to be "eating crow" very soon.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #32)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:37 PM

45. It is a hoax, the hoaxers have "fessed up" per Huffpo Canada...

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/19/eagle-baby-attack-video_n_2327158.html

Good hoax, though!!!

UPDATE: A Montreal animation school has fessed up that the "Golden Eagle Snatches Kid" on YouTube is a fake, created by three students in its three-year animation and digital design degree program.
"Both the eagle and the kid were created in 3D animation and integrated in to the film afterwards," the school, Centre NAD, said in a statement Wednesday.

As seen below, cyber sleuths and imaging experts had quickly poked holes in the viral video, spotting obvious flaws in shadows and composition.

Students at the Centre NAD have cooked up digital hoaxes in the past as part of their coursework, including this video of a penguin escaping from the Montreal Biodôme.

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Response to Archae (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:26 AM

33. Damn, we'd know it as a hoax for sure if the kid were just floating off in a weather balloon.

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Response to Archae (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:34 AM

35. The baby seems to be sitting pretty far away from the parent.

Last edited Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:39 AM - Edit history (2)

Seems a bit of a set-up.

AND NO TALON DAMAGE???

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Response to Archae (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:47 AM

36. No details given by YouTube poster, either.

Not when, more specific where, what happened after...

No talon damage?

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #36)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:38 PM

46. It was a class project--the child and eagle were animated and put into the video (see post 45) nt

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Response to Archae (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:58 AM

37. Stabilized footage version:

Looks really CGI at :46



To summarize:

- No outside news reports or verification.
- No details in the original YouTube posting beyond "Montreal," - no reaction video after the event, ends almost immediately.
- Parent has child sitting well away from him.
- Parent doesn't "flinch" as huge object moves past him, but simply turns and runs.
- Baby dropping looks really CGI in slo-mo.
- NO TALON DAMAGE???

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #37)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:40 AM

41. I took it for granted that people would see this is a fake.

That kids back and head would have looked like Swiss Cheese .


Golden Eagle Talons...





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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #41)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:54 PM

49. Along with everything else,

it isn't a golden eagle. It's an osprey. Much smaller; could lift maybe 1.5 pounds.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:17 AM

30. Oh, my gosh.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:18 AM

31. A hand gun would have come in handy.

 

Lol

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:03 AM

38. SO FAKE... LOL

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:22 AM

42. Eagles are a problem where I live too.

When the S/O and friends go ice fishing, the eagles (-mostly-but some other birds too) used to steal the fish they catch. Because of this, they have learned over time to throw their catches in coolers right away. But almost every year, they will see out-of-staters who are unaware of the problem, getting their fish swiped. Sometimes the S/O will warn them, sometimes not, depending on the attitudes... Hehe

I'm glad that poor kid appears to be ok, because eagles can be very aggressive. And their talons are extremely sharp! Once, while the S/O was ice fishing with a new hat that had faux rabbit fur on it, an eagle swiped down and attempted to grab it right off his head. That could have really hurt, had he not seen it coming and smacked it away from him.

Never saw one go after a little kid until now, but eagles, owls, and other types of 'birds of prey' will often go after cats and little dogs, which is why I now have two strictly indoor kitties. I have good reason to believe some type of 'bird of prey' got my beloved cat 'Fatman' this past summer.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:49 AM

43. You know...

all of this could have been avoided if everyone was carrying their OWN eagle.

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Response to FightForMichigan (Reply #43)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:54 PM

50. <snort> nt

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:52 AM

44. This video 'rocs'

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:39 PM

47. That's not true.

It's photoshopped.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:53 PM

48. The video was created as a student project, it is NOT real...

Child-snatching eagle video created as student project
Digital animation students created video depicting eagle grabbing toddler

Students at Montreal's 3D technology school, Centre NAD, have come forward to claim responsibility for a viral video that appears to show an eagle snatching a toddler in a Montreal park.

The video "Golden Eagle Snatches Kid in Montreal" seems to show exactly that. A large bird appears to swoop down from the sky above Mont Royal Park and pick up the child in its talons. The bird travels several metres before dropping the toddler and flying away.

The camera then zooms in on the child, who is crying but seems to be uninjured.

A statement released today said that students Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin created the video as a project for their 3D animation and digital design class.

more

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/12/19/montreal-golden-eagle-viral-video.html

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:56 PM

51. UPDATE: 'Eagle Snatches Kid' Video Makers Admit Hoax

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #51)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:59 PM

53. OMG. I was dissing the nay sayers in my mind as I felt it was real.

 

So glad now I kept my mouth shut.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #51)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:02 PM

54. What made me suspicious was holding onto the camera and running...

If it were real, the camera would have been dropped right away,

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:05 PM

55. While fake, it reminds me living in kodiak.

We would hear 3-4 times a year of a family pet getting picked off from the back yard by the eagles there.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:39 PM

56. I thought it must be fake.

It's well done.

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