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Home - by - December 19, 2012 - 10:03 America/New_York - 36 Comments

h/t Mike Opelka – The Blaze

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  1. Browns44

    December 19th, 2012

    This calls for tougher Golden Eagle control legislation!

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  2. Team America

    December 19th, 2012

    I say real. I remember the footage of the harpy eagle grabing a sloth out of the tree and flying with it. The sloth was about the size of the kid in the video.

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  3. Dano

    December 19th, 2012

    Looks real to me. What’s with the music at the end?

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  4. Team America

    December 19th, 2012

    Call in the Indian tribes to shoot it.

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  5. Billy Fuster

    December 19th, 2012

    This is not uncommon. When I was two years old I was snatched by a bald eagle. For the next three years I lived in the nest while mama and papa eagle fed me pre-chewed rodents. A boy couldn’t have more loving parents. AWWK!

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  6. CrustyB

    December 19th, 2012

    That’s not a golden eagle. It’s a winged dingo.

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  7. Noodengr

    December 19th, 2012

    Dano Chariots of Fire, funny thing is just before I watched the clip my coworkers and I had a conversation where Chariots of fire movie came up.

    not sure why that tune got added, i think of 1920s men running slow-mo on a beach when i hear it. not eagles and their prey

    I vote real.

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  8. Irish

    December 19th, 2012

    Well I was going to take the youngest to the park today…not so much now

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  9. DirtClub

    December 19th, 2012

    Real. I watched an eagle grab a dog once, bigger than that baby, fortunately, he dropped the dog. Probably one of the reasons why they were once hunted almost into extinction.

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  10. eternal ΒΌ cracker p

    December 19th, 2012

    Children shouldn’t be allowed in open wilderness to interfere with nature. What a disgrace, who is with me for the banning of children?

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  11. Corky

    December 19th, 2012

    Absolutely fake!

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  12. Edith McCrotch

    December 19th, 2012

    Chariots of Fire played so they can blame it on the Jooooos.

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  13. even steven

    December 19th, 2012

    We need to ban assault eagles.

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  14. Callmelennie

    December 19th, 2012

    My jury is still out on this case

    On the one hand, the baby should be bawling like a banshee after being grabbed by razor sharp talons and then dropped four feet to the ground

    On the other hand, how could you fake something like this? How often do eagles snatch babies? If you were faking this, you’d have to know in advance that there was an eagle hanging around the park who was guaranteed to snatch your fake baby.

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  15. Maudie N Mandeville

    December 19th, 2012

    This is why we need concealed carry!! The eagle would never know if I’m packing and would head on over to the ‘For poodles only’ dog park.

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  16. squatch

    December 19th, 2012

    I don’t know about Golden Eagle.

    Really screwed up the powerlift.

    I’ll give it a Bronze,though.

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  17. Geoff C. The Saltine

    December 19th, 2012

    Why do eagles of color only snatch white kids?
    By the way the kid falls it looks real to me.

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  18. Unruly Refugee

    December 19th, 2012

    Looks real. They are great hunters but are not known to snatch children that I have heard of. This is not likely in America.

    Here is one of an eagle doing the breast stroke in a bayou to get a dead nutria to shore:

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/87xNpOYOlQ4?rel=0
    8-/

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  19. Claudia

    December 19th, 2012

    It must be real otherwise the cameraman would have kept filming the scene while running.

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  20. Chip Kale

    December 19th, 2012

    Once those eagles get a taste for human flesh, there will be no stopping them.

    Stay vigilant, my friends.

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  21. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 19th, 2012

    Has to be real. Like Lennie said, how could they know that the eagle would swoop down and grab the fake babie? Unless, that is, they have been staked out at this spot like a National Geographic photographer waiting for this moment.

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  22. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 19th, 2012

    Eagles and most other birds of prey will go for anything they think is food. The kid is just about the right size. Remember, the term eagle-eye is not used for nothing. They will size up any animal and determine if it’s a meal. The kid was sitting on his own, away from the bigger animals around it, and ripe for the plucking.

    The reason the eagle dropped the child was because it was heavier than estimated. The eagle can tell the size but not the weight. They’re used to things like small mammals and the weight associated with them. Besides, eagles cannot lift that much weight anyway. Maybe the weight of a fish or two, or something the size of a rabbit. After that, it’s too much.

    However, those razor-sharp talons would have punctured that kids pink baby skin like a blowtorch going through butter. His lack of blood-curdling scream at the pain tells me that the eagle probably didn’t have a good grip and most likely just punctured the heavy winter jacket.

    Lucky kid. There was little danger of him being carried away due to his weight. But those talons could have done major damage had the eagle grabbed him cleanly around the neck and collar area.

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  23. jeckelmyhyde

    December 19th, 2012

    I’m tired of my old man using me as buzzard bait.

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  24. Xavier

    December 19th, 2012

    DDT would have prevented this near tragedy.

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  25. hawaiian

    December 19th, 2012

    Likely as real as this penguin escapee

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnI36hw-jT0

    .

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  26. IronyCurtain

    December 19th, 2012

    Eagles don’t always snatch children.

    But when they do, they prefer children with funny hats.

    Stay hungry my friends.

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  27. F.D.R. in Hell

    December 19th, 2012

    That was a distant relative of my National Recovery Act blue eagle. He was just trying to ease the burden of the parents having a child.

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  28. Ya sure

    December 19th, 2012

    It’s real. The child is unwanted.

    Momma had pinned aromatic strips of bacon to his hoodie.

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  29. John F.

    December 19th, 2012

    Mmmm… baby back ribs!

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  30. Xavier

    December 19th, 2012

    The next time I see the words “Real or Fake” in a headline there had better be boobies.

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  31. Joe

    December 19th, 2012

    Gotta be photoshopped. Don’t believe it’s true.

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  32. KMM (CT)

    December 19th, 2012

    Ransom of Red Chief

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  33. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 19th, 2012

    Well, Billy wins. But this whole post is just great!

    I think the eagle was fooled by the bulky clothing; didn’t get a good toe-hold, as the saying goes.

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  34. Kairn

    December 19th, 2012

    @Stranded,
    You are spot on about the eagle. That was a lucky baby to have been dropped so early on and at a low height.

    The eagle would not have been able to gain too much more lift with the weight of the baby, but with a little more height and distance from the adult human, it would have dropped the baby from a height that probably would have killed it. Then it would have fed. Quite gruesome, really. But nature ones what nature does. Animals are always hungry.

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  35. norman einstein

    December 19th, 2012

    I have no doubt this is real.
    The kid is small and vulnerable, and the eagle figured why not check it out. Like Stranded said, he wouldn’t know how heavy it was until he grabbed it.
    Plus, the reaction of the mother(?) who was previously preoccupied looked genuine.

    @Unruly Refugee, thanks for that video. Very cool.
    But the eagle wasn’t doing the breaststroke…that was the “butterfly”. How he knew how to do that so perfectly, only God knows.

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  36. Nutjob

    December 19th, 2012

    Now see if we had more taxpayer funded eagle killing mindmills around all of our parks this would’ve never happened.

    This is just more proof for the left on why we need more windmlls, they produce electricity and save our kids from eagles.

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