Eagle video a hoax

2012-12-20 07:59

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Golden eagle snatches kid

2012-12-19 10:52

Watch as a golden eagle swoops down and catches a toddler in a park in Canada. Real or fake?WATCH

Montreal - A video of a golden eagle swooping down in Montreal and briefly snatching a toddler off the ground sparked an online buzz, but turned out on Wednesday to be a hoax that some said harms wildlife.

After cursing in English, the French-speaking man filming the incident races over to comfort the bewildered child, who starts crying but does not appear to be seriously hurt.

The site shown in the video is "50m from my office" in the park, he told AFP. But he noted that it was unlikely anyone whose child had been attacked would "not seek help, nor inform park staff".

The golden eagle is the largest bird of prey in North America, and can dive at its quarry at speeds of more than 241km/h per hour, according to the US-based National Geographic Society.

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