Golden Eagle Swoops Down and Nearly Flies Away With Toddler (Video)

· December 19, 2012

This clip will give every parent — wait, every single person who watches it a chill. It starts innocently enough by showing a beautiful Golden Eagle circling the blue skies above a park in Montreal.

For the non-bird watchers among us, according to National Geographic, the Golden Eagle is the largest bird of prey in North America. The bird typically feeds on ground squirrels and rabbits. Nat Geo also reports that the Golden Eagle has the ability to strike with amazing speed: “They are extremely swift, and can dive upon their quarry at speeds of more than 150 miles per hour.”

Some web commenters have suggested that the video is a fake. We have watched it several times and believe it to be real. The Toronto Star is reporting that police in Montreal say that no one has called in a report about the alleged attempted abduction.

What do you think?

  • Thabo

    OH WOW!

  • MoorFedayeen

    Damn Nature you too scary :-(

  • The Man

    the toddler was too heavy for the eagle so the eagle dropped it.

  • al-ahmadi

    @Moor I gotta steal your thunder and drop some useless knowledge on the board!!! This video is fake. http://m.io9.com/5969695/that-crazy-video-of-a-golden-eagle-trying-to-make-off-with-a-toddler-yeah-its-a-fake

    • presto 2.5

      **@Moor Voice**…”Theres only room for one…”useless” knowledge drop’er round here…and his name is MoorFeen…and i kno more bout the drone bombings than you so…**Sticks tongue out and blows**…lol

      MGC

      • MoorFedayeen

        Yea so I heard Al

  • BzB

    might be a fake, but birds of prey will scoop up pets and potentially little people too depending on how hungry they are. it’s real in the field!

  • LETHALROG

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Pceezy

    Look how big that ONE was

  • 1luv

    These birds can pick up cats so i would not be surprised.

    • MoorFedayeen

      Not only that but some apex bird of prey pick up medium sizeprey like foxes and deer. Its quite an amazing sight and although this is fake, it could most def happen with baby.

  • http://N/A PhillyGuy

    Video is faker than Sultry Simone’s injected assets:)

  • kookutta

    its fake they already said 3 college doing graphic effects did it

  • kookutta

    “college kids”

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