‘Golden Eagle Snatches Kid’ video fools the Internet
By Melissa Knowles
One of the newest videos making its way around the Net has turned out to be a hoax. In “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid,” the supposed eagle in Montreal, Canada, is first seen soaring in the sky above. It suddenly dives down and appears to grab a toddler, picking him up for a brief moment before dropping him back down.
The encounter seems plausible at first, but it has just been confirmed to be the work of clever computer graphics wizardry. For an entire day until now, YouTube and blog commentators debated whether the video was authentic.