Golden Eagle Snatches Toddler on Film

GoldenEagle1Saw this video tonight and couldn’t believe my eyes! There is a beautiful, majestic golden eagle flying in the sky when it suddenly swoops down and snatches a little child, toddler age, in its talons! We have been talking about giant birds of prey and whether they can actually lift a small human. Here we have proof — the child was airborne.

Some quick facts about golden eagles: They live in the Northern Hemisphere, measure 66 to 102 cm (26 to 40 in) in length. Their wingspans run from 1.8 to 2.34 m (5.9 to 7.7 ft). So they are quite big birds.

It made me think that while they may never actually be able to cart the child away, they WILL try. Very scary, and a good cautionary tale to those of you with small children and pets. Keep an eye on the sky.

Here’s the link to the video:

I’d love to know what you think!


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