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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:59 AM

CURRENT EVENT VIDEO: Eagle Bird Tries To Steal a Baby

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Reply CURRENT EVENT VIDEO: Eagle Bird Tries To Steal a Baby (Original post)
Grassy Knoll Dec 2012 OP
d06204 Dec 2012 #1
Daemonaquila Dec 2012 #8
d06204 Dec 2012 #11
ErikJ Dec 2012 #2
msongs Dec 2012 #3
Hissyspit Dec 2012 #4
willhe Dec 2012 #10
jtuck004 Dec 2012 #5
Casandia Dec 2012 #6
Daemonaquila Dec 2012 #7
IDoMath Dec 2012 #9
Enrique Dec 2012 #12
countryjake Dec 2012 #13

Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:24 AM

1. DAMN!!!


to the tenth power!!

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Response to d06204 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:31 AM

8. No, CGI to the 10th power.

See links some of us have posted below.

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Response to Daemonaquila (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:46 AM

11. "lesson learned...

thanks," he said sheepishly.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:43 AM

2. Wow, if he was a bit lighter he wouldve been gone!

I guess it happens to very small dogs quite often.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:50 AM

3. the camera man didnt seem to be running that fast...or call out nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:16 AM

4. Other suspicious stuff:

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 msongs (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:14 AM

10. the cameraman? what about the father lol

i dunno but if my baby got snatched up a slow jog wouldve turned into a mad dash dive and tackle of that bird

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:29 AM

5. So it was back in the 80's I think, when I offered to take a woman from the class


to the Oklahoma City Zoo. A few of us were going to grab some new shots for our photography class.

She and I had been getting along well for several weeks, and we seemed to really be enjoying each others company that day.

So we went into the aviary. She looked really good in with that blond hair falling down the back, and I had snapped a few shots when I found out I wasn't the only one interested.

Apparently an eagle, high up in the cage, decided that the fake rabbit-skin coat she was wearing was too much to resist.

Now, I don't know about you, but I'm a good student, and I try to do the best I can. As that eagle tugged on her coat (she wasn't really tall, but it wasn't much bigger than a turkey, so not too big a threat, iirc). I actually got a couple of pretty good shots.

The problem came when I was trying to stop laughing so I could steady the camera. The bird managed to pull a few faux tufts out of the shoulder, but we were able to shoo it away fairly easily.

Apparently she wasn't that interested in photography, 'cause I don't think we talked much after that.



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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:30 AM

7. Fake. See link below.

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

Please don't pass on video like this - fake crap that puts animals in a bad light gets them killed.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:01 AM

9. DON'T SHARE THIS FAKE, YOU WILL GET EAGLES KILLED

 

The physics in this don't hold up. An eagles lifting capacity is about 1/3 of its body weight. Golden Eagles top out around 7lbs and Imperial eagles, maybe 9 lbs. That toddler easily outweighs that bird and there is no way for that bird to lift him off the ground.

Crap like this get hawks, owls and eagles killed despite federal laws making it a crime. Please don't share it.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:48 PM

12. i'm glad it's a fake

so I can laugh at the way the kid flies through the air, with no guilt

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:56 PM

13. From the CBC...video created as a student project

Here is the original:




Child-snatching eagle video created as student project

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

Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin, students at Centre NAD, have come forward to claim responsibility for the overnight sensation...

The video garnered over five million views in one day.

Archambault said his team came up with the perfect equation to get people to talk about their work.

"We brainstormed some ideas of what is viral online," said Archambauld. "Everything that is animal related and baby related are super popular so we tried to bring both together and make something extraordinary that wouldn't happen every day."

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