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Golden Eagle Snatches Kid (Video)
You Tube ^ | December 18, 2012 | MrNuclearCat

Posted on 12/18/2012 11:32:28 PM PST by beaversmom

Caught on video. Bird of prey tries to snatch toddler. Bird gets in the air for a little bit with child but releases. I guess this is real. Looks it to me. Bad enough to happen to a pet, but holy cow, what if it got higher in the air and released or didn't release! Wow.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: birdsnatcheskid; duplicate

1 posted on 12/18/2012 11:32:30 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Flycatcher

Bad birdie ping.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 11:33:06 PM PST by beaversmom
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From the comments at YouTube:

satsunada 1 minute ago

Well now we know how the stork return program works.. also, who's complaining now about obesity? :P

3 posted on 12/18/2012 11:36:03 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Oh snap. Ban eagles asap.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 11:37:45 PM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: beaversmom
It most-certainly is real: one now-extinct South African Eagle species carried Neolithic children to their nests. A bear cub was once carried off in front of Swedish Park Ranger team. (And the Golden Eagle is the US' largest Eagle—or, at least, our heaviest.)

The slow-motion begins at 0:30, with the cry from a Redtail Hawk!

≡≡8-O

5 posted on 12/19/2012 12:12:23 AM PST by Does so (Dims don't think ... they PLOT!)
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To: Does so

Well I know I’ve seen videos of birds of prey on YouTube carrying off goats and lambs. And this certainly looks real. That baby had a guardian angel that day...thank goodness.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 12:16:44 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

“Whale Oil Beef Hooked”.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 12:22:13 AM PST by S.O.S121.500 (That Queer Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: beaversmom

What is up with those Canucks and Animals. Last week it was a monkey in an Ikea wearing a shearling coat!


8 posted on 12/19/2012 1:18:43 AM PST by Autonomous User (The Obama Doctrine: Blame America First.)
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To: beaversmom

damn!


9 posted on 12/19/2012 2:01:37 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: beaversmom
Goodness! Well the golden does like a diet of small mammals!

I thought from the title The *kid* would be a goat from this classic video. [Do NOT watch this vid if you are squeamish]

10 posted on 12/19/2012 2:10:47 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: beaversmom
There were a series of images from Norway...of a golden and a wolf, fighting over a caribou carcass....the golden won, IRIC.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 2:19:32 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

That is an amazing photo!

Reminds me of a site I watched for awhile in rural New Jersey. Three large turkey buzzards were snacking on a woodchuck when I came across them. I watched as they picked away at it. Then they suddenly hopped/flew about 20’ away. Then I saw it, a hawk of some sort. He grabbed some meat and went back to his perch on a utility pole. And the buzzards went back to picking away at the woodchuck.

But every time that little guy spread his wings to come down, those buzzards were real quick to hop away. The hawk was probably one-tenth the size of the buzzards!


12 posted on 12/19/2012 2:25:38 AM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: 21twelve
On the posted link to the story above...there's a vid of a golden harassing a grizzly. Pretty cool.

I'd say goldens get a *bad-ass* award...they seem to have no fear.


13 posted on 12/19/2012 2:32:56 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: beaversmom

Another bada$$ bird known to carry off large animals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvriBqwvJL8


14 posted on 12/19/2012 3:16:01 AM PST by NH Red
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To: Daffynition
I'd say goldens get a *bad-ass* award...they seem to have no fear.

Honey badger don't care.

15 posted on 12/19/2012 3:25:37 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: beaversmom
Wow, what are the odds of that happening? A guy standing in a park with a video camera recording an eagle flying up above then the eagle swoops down and picks up a baby that's just sitting on the ground about 15 yards from the parent. It could happen I guess...

However, I'm more inclined to believe it was all staged by a falconer, his buddy and a lure made to look like a baby........

16 posted on 12/19/2012 3:33:49 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Daffynition
There were a series of images from Norway...of a golden and a wolf, fighting over a caribou carcass....the golden won, IRIC.

Wow, unbelievable!

17 posted on 12/19/2012 3:37:51 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Hot Tabasco
Those crafty Mongols!


18 posted on 12/19/2012 3:39:18 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

Oh I’ve seen that video. Terrible. Baby goats—such sweet faces. Nature is so brutal.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 3:40:13 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Daffynition

I saw a video of Mongols hunting a coyote or wolf or something with two eagles. It was pretty cool....


20 posted on 12/19/2012 3:47:48 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco
"However, I'm more inclined to believe it was all staged by a falconer, his buddy and a lure made to look like a baby........"

You can see the little kid raise his arms after the Eagle drops him. I see nothing to indicate this is staged.

21 posted on 12/19/2012 3:55:30 AM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

22 posted on 12/19/2012 4:15:40 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: beaversmom

If a goat gets thrown off a mountain cliff by a golden eagle, can you hear it scream? :(


23 posted on 12/19/2012 4:18:40 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: verga
While this is an osprey, with a determined look on its face.....can you imagine the nightmares that child might have, if this is the face he saw?


24 posted on 12/19/2012 4:26:07 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: beaversmom

Animal rights activists rejoice...


25 posted on 12/19/2012 4:54:25 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Daffynition
Uh, that is not a grizzly pictured....
26 posted on 12/19/2012 5:27:56 AM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUSt. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: Daffynition
Only if you see it happen by a tree falling in the woods...
27 posted on 12/19/2012 5:31:49 AM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUSt. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: Caipirabob
What if it grabbed a sea otter?
28 posted on 12/19/2012 5:34:27 AM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUSt. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: JSteff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWaosOaURfU

This video was next to the video beaversmom posted. Sorry my posting wasn’t clear enough.


29 posted on 12/19/2012 6:24:16 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition
If a goat gets thrown off a mountain cliff by a golden eagle, can you hear it scream? :(

Oh no...:(

30 posted on 12/19/2012 6:29:10 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom
Thanks for the "bad birdie ping," Beaversmom!

Golden eagles certainly are "bad" dudes. There's even recent evidence that they sometimes attack and kill adult pronghorn by relentlessly shredding their backs and napes. But when they're soaring, they're sure beautiful to watch.

31 posted on 12/19/2012 6:34:41 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Daffynition

Love that pic. Even the magpie is booking it.


32 posted on 12/19/2012 6:37:49 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Daffynition

Golden Eagless may think that they rule the skies until they come up against Windmill:

http://youtu.be/CEersoJLtRw


33 posted on 12/19/2012 7:14:15 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Daffynition

Hey! Eagles! Leave them kids alone!


34 posted on 12/19/2012 7:16:59 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Daffynition
Well the golden does like a diet of small mammals!

Photobucket

35 posted on 12/19/2012 7:54:53 AM PST by Roccus
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To: beaversmom

Hate birds of prey. They Should be hunted to extinction.


36 posted on 12/19/2012 8:18:55 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Uncle Chip
Isn't this a Federal offense?


37 posted on 12/19/2012 8:28:13 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Roccus

38 posted on 12/19/2012 8:38:01 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition
Isn't this a Federal offense?

the coyotes, deer, rabbits, goats, and wolves don't think so.

39 posted on 12/19/2012 8:43:45 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Let's ask Capt. Sully. :)


40 posted on 12/19/2012 8:51:10 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

The family members of the feathered friends that encountered his turbines that day concur with Sully.


41 posted on 12/19/2012 9:17:12 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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