19 December 2012

Golden eagle attacks a human toddler? - fake

Filmed in Montreal.  These relevant comments from the Reddit thread:
"If that kid wasn't wearing a thick coat, this would have been a very different video."
"Winter jacket +5 frost resist +10 eagle protection."
And this expression of doubt:
"Just wanted to get this out to you - The video is fake. The bird in the film is NOT a Golden Eagle, it's an Imperial Eagle, a bird whose closest natural habitat is in southern Europe. The neck easily separates them, the Golden Eagle has a much more dark, gold-colored neck, while the Imperial has this, lighter color. The bird is probably a falconer's bird, and when she lifts the child the child is probably just a doll.

Here's what birding expert Kenn Kaufmann said about the video: "A golden eagle tries to snatch a baby in Montreal, and the video goes viral. But it's faked. Golden Eagle is a scarce visitor in the Montreal area, but the bird in the video is not a Golden Eagle, nor anything eelse that occurs in the wild in North America. This was clearly a setup: using a falconer's bird, and probably a fake toddler for the distant scene. With all the ignorance about nature that's out there already, the last thing we need is this kind of stupid garbage."
Confirmed as a fake in a CBC News article:
Students at Montreal's 3D technology school, Centre NAD, have come forward to claim responsibility for a viral video that appears to show an eagle snatching a toddler in a Montreal park.

1 comment:

  1. i knew it was fake immediately from the way it's edited.


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