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."And this expression of doubt:
"Winter jacket +5 frost resist +10 eagle protection."
"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.Confirmed as a fake in a CBC News article:
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."
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.
i knew it was fake immediately from the way it's edited.ReplyDelete