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(Gawker)   And you thought you had it bad when your dad dropped you as a child. Subby is never going to Canada (some Not safe for work language)   ( divider line
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6872 clicks; posted to Video » on 19 Dec 2012 at 1:25 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-19 04:18:22 AM  
7 votes:
All right. This video was probably an hoax for these reasons.

1. It didnt make the news in Montreal. And this was shot a while ago since we have a few inches of snow on the ground at this point.
2. A 3d animation school in Montreal has a "hoax the internet" exam. Last year they produced this bit: Hoax
3. Eagles arent common in Montreal, they are more common outside of big cities and ive seen big ones at my camp, 400 km away, but not that big. Even the ones that are kept in the zoo, here, arent that big. Certainly, an eagle this size would have been caught on camera before and attracted some attention.
4. Note the lack of interest in the other pedestrians. They should look an probably point at the huge eagle.
5. If an eagle was out trying to eat stuff that big, there is plenty of dogs to go around and certainly people would have talked about that huge eagle eating their dogs while they were walking them.

Basically, this is a huge eagle that would have been seen before and documented. And since there is a 3d animation school that has a "hoax the internet" exam, im calling bullshiat.
2012-12-19 04:46:53 AM  
3 votes:
I guess I'll be the one.

It's FAKE.
2012-12-19 08:43:44 AM  
2 votes:
2012-12-19 10:03:45 AM  
1 vote:
The idea came from one of Larry Niven's 'Tales from the Draco Tavern' stories.
2012-12-19 07:53:24 AM  
1 vote:
golden rule of motion photography: if something incredible is taking place in the viewfinder YOU MUST immediately either jostle the camera about maniacally or behave as if you aren't at all aware a motion camera is in your possession.
2012-12-19 04:22:07 AM  
1 vote:
slow it down a bit. the baby falls too fast. calling BS on this one.
2012-12-19 02:29:03 AM  
1 vote:
Golden eagles are pretty psycho. They'll take on honey badgers, throw goats off cliffs, kill wolves, and just generally have the biggest balls in the avian world. I am not surprised in the least that one would go after a human kid.

/Figurative balls, of course.
2012-12-19 02:06:31 AM  
1 vote:
16 comments and no one is saying it's fake yet? Seems like exactly the sort of thing someone would fake. Not saying they did cuz I'm no expert on pixels, but I'm surprised no one has suggested it.
2012-12-19 12:50:06 AM  
1 vote:

Bob_Laublaw: I laughed my ass off when Chariots started playing.

Yeah, that was all kinds of wrong.  Still laughed.
2012-12-19 12:49:01 AM  
1 vote:
Meh. Large (well, larger and extinct) birds of prey used to do this all the time to early hominids. Not surprised that they'd still try to do it. 
2012-12-19 12:46:31 AM  
1 vote:
I laughed my ass off when Chariots started playing.
2012-12-19 12:36:27 AM  
1 vote:
Eagles get uppity when you pass laws against shooting them.
2012-12-19 12:31:23 AM  
1 vote:
that is amazing. the fact that it happened, and the fact that it was recorded. nobody would believe that story otherwise.
I'm also glad that the kid was wearing some some-what padded clothing, for the sake of the grab... and then the subsequent fall.
sorry eagle, not yours.
2012-12-19 12:26:45 AM  
1 vote:
The kid was dressed like a lobster. What the fark did that idiot French Canadian dad thinks was going to happen?
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