Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now. Dylan
Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:11 AM
How awful and terrifying! Even if it didn't carry the child off it could have easily punctured the child's lungs with its talons (probably his winter clothes protected him), not to mention the child could have fallen from much higher up. Very lucky child. It would have been a gruesome death.
Why would a bird like this go after a child I wonder? Loss of food sources or habitat? Eagles have amazing vision and the child was not covered in feathers or fur or even skin.
I am so glad the guy stopped filming and ran to help.
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An animal will eat a human if it is able to, why is that so hard for people to understand?
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:34 PM
I think theres a possibility it was 'maybe' staged....I mean you dont see eagles every day and rarely round people, and the guy 'just happened' to be filming it.... I can understand this may happen for real if the child was alone, but with others so close to him/her....well Im not sure the bird was so wild to start with to be comfortable enough to fly down to them
It swoops down like a trained bird would land on the owners glove.... and could have picked up a dummy... coz the camera doesnt maintain filiming, you suddenly see the grass as the camera man runs over... that could have been time for the switch over?
Plus as has been pointed out above, its talons 'would' have possibly caused bloodshed
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This is on regular news here . As per PIX 11 news in nyc ,this is not fake at all,and the mother gave info as to the child's condition .
The baby was a bit bruised ,but unharmed .
The baby was probably dropped because it was too heavy to lift,but the bird gave it the old college try .
Edited by Simbi Laveau, 19 December 2012 - 03:11 PM.