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Eagle Grabs Kid in Montreal
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13263 posts
Woah, just saw this on reddit and had to post, f*****g amazing!

Spoiler:
Fortunately the kid was a couple pounds too heavy or awkwardfor a clean getaway
04:02pm 19/12/12 Permalink
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copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3529 posts
woah..., how cool, yet scary all at once
04:07pm 19/12/12 Permalink
CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
8740 posts
What a coincidence that he points the camera at the ground and how it's a quick shot of the kid who isn't responding appropriately then immediately cuts away, sounds like the crying is fake.

I'm betting it's a trained bird of prey picking up a dummy (which is very simple) then they switch it out for the real kid while he's doing the retarded "wow something amazing happened, lets point the camera at the ground" trick.

Nothing about this video adds up at all.
04:07pm 19/12/12 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13264 posts
I WANT TO BELIEVE, CHUB

I probably wouldn't be aiming the camera very well if I saw that happen personally.
04:10pm 19/12/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5518 posts
I think you're right Chub, in frames 72 through 76 you can distinctly identify a second eagle on the grassy knoll.
04:11pm 19/12/12 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
8362 posts
Poor little kid :(

However, video is clearly fake. I see nobody running on the beach.
04:12pm 19/12/12 Permalink
CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
8741 posts
Look the the slow-mo of the kid falling and how brutal the impact is for a child that size... then look at the kids face before it cuts away.

The reaction simply isn't there, the kid doesn't even look like he's crying in the slightest. Anyone that's been around kids that bump into stuff knows how violently they react when suddenly hurt.
04:13pm 19/12/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10603 posts
yep same technique as this



point at ground to disguise a cut

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Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13265 posts
Dunno, still not convinced, kid was pretty tightly wrapped up, I've had some epic stumbles with toddlers and watched amazed as they just get on with it.
04:15pm 19/12/12 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7025 posts
the kid might just be a hard c***!

picked up by an eagle, didn't cry... like a baws!
04:17pm 19/12/12 Permalink
andrewus
Brisbane, Queensland
2886 posts
If it is real, and I can't comment as no idea, I'd say the kid looks shocked enough.
If it is real also flying kid will be famous. Awesome
04:17pm 19/12/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21154 posts
Doesn't look real to me. I've seen quite a few eagles take children and this one just doesn't feel right.
04:43pm 19/12/12 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6133 posts
yone that's been around kids that bump into stuff knows how violently they react when suddenly hurt.

Only after an adult asks "Are you Ok" before that they don't cry at all.
04:45pm 19/12/12 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13266 posts
Only after an adult asks "Are you Ok" before that they don't cry at all.

Haha ain't that the truth. So often our 2 year old has a stumble and looks up and I just nod and he's just about on his way ... right up until Mum charges over ARE YOU OK SWEETY?!

Next thing I know I'm kissing a f*****g toe to make the crying stop.
04:49pm 19/12/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20416 posts
Yeah, kid looks like its stunned or in shock, I'm sure the tears weren't far away
04:50pm 19/12/12 Permalink
CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
8742 posts
A guy from Montreal off another forum is questioning why there's no snow, said there's been constant snow for the past 4 weeks.

He also said this
2. If you speak french, The way the guy says "Is your kid alright" is totally uncommon and looks likes it's out of a sketch


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Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13267 posts
A guy from Montreal off another forum is questioning why there's no snow, said there's been constant snow for the past 4 weeks.

From reddit:
I live in Montreal, shared it on FB and already it's getting around fast. I bet, given the exposure it's getting here, this will be on the news pretty quick. It looks recent, judging by their clothes. We had some warmer weather this month.

Its quite possible that it is faked though. I just hope not, maybe because its so close to Christmas, but I want to believe in awesome crazy s***!
04:51pm 19/12/12 Permalink
DecayingCorpse
Brisbane, Queensland
2109 posts
maximum takeoff weight is a b****.
04:54pm 19/12/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3254 posts
Fake. Still good 2 watch though. Im calling fake based on just watching the vid, no slow mo or other forum research.

Reaction doesnt seem genuine IMO. Also the camera to the gound, classic technique used to hide s***, as demonstrated in the Russel Coight vid. F*** that was a good show.

I was watching bear gyrlls a while back. He was doing some where that was covered in ice. Bear is walking along when suddenly he falls, the camera goes down and shakes n s***, then it corrects it self to see that bear has fallen into a crevasse. I did slow mo and saw that they had put together 2 shots during the camera shaky part. Part 1 with bear intentionally falling down onto snow then camera shaky then part 2 with camera shaky and bear chilling in a crevasse then tried to pass it off as "OMG i just accidentally fell into a crevasse and nearly died".
05:53pm 19/12/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34785 posts
russel coight is about as awesome as tv shows get:

06:00pm 19/12/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21156 posts
Ah man. Russell Coight was one of the best Aussie shows ever.

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Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21031 posts
Dunno, still not convinced, kid was pretty tightly wrapped up, I've had some epic stumbles with toddlers and watched amazed as they just get on with it.

I ran over my neice once, she didn't even flinch.

Came hookin round the corner on my pedal car, she was in the trailer, jack-knifed that mo-fuqa, she rolls out and BAM! straight over the top of her. On the grass mind you.
06:50pm 19/12/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34788 posts
always loved the hand shake gag
06:52pm 19/12/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21157 posts
Yeah. And whenever he tried to laugh with someone and they had a blank look on their face. hehe
07:00pm 19/12/12 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
6239 posts
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Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21158 posts
Too soon Crakaveli

>8-(
07:32pm 19/12/12 Permalink
CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
8745 posts
Child-snatching eagle video created as student project
Digital animation students created video depicting eagle grabbing toddler


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/12/19/montreal-golden-eagle-viral-video.html

http://aworkcovervictimsdiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Myth-busted1.jpg

edit: lol, am I getting trolled?

David Bird, a McGill University professor of wildlife biology, had said earlier that he doubted the video's authenticity.

Bird said he has never heard of an eagle grabbing a child.


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DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3263 posts
Solid detective work chub.
10:32am 20/12/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16406 posts

Bird said he has never heard of an eagle grabbing a child.


from a 1869 newspaper


even though this is fake, i could see it happening. eagles go after mountains goats after all and in mongolia people train them to hunt wolves.
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Nitro
Gold Coast, Queensland
2234 posts
The part that had me puzzled was where Chariots of Fire kicked in.
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TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5303 posts
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