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2012-12-19 10:00:13 AM
But what about the video of the coconut and the swallows?
 
2012-12-19 10:32:41 AM
It was a liter that debunked the story here?  
 
Had to gift a free month of TF for that one.  
 
2012-12-19 10:45:47 AM
Wasn't in on this one, but suspect anyone from the Northwest would have spotted it instantly.  We have Eagles around here sometimes more common than crows.  Not a big thing.
 
They might try to take your pekingese, but a human baby is pretty much not happening.
 
2012-12-19 10:49:06 AM
"It appears to me to be CGI from right where the eagle starts turning right, it makes a hard right turn without any banking which is not really possible, then its deceleration before it supposedly picks up the kid would require like an impulse drive."
 
That's what I said in one of the earlier threads that went red, I'm sure more than a few people looking at the greened one saw the same thing. I mean really, besides that, if it had actually happened the wildlife officials would be going nuts, hunters would be blasting away at every eagle within 50 miles, every paper in Montreal would be running it on the front page, schools would be on lockdown and parents wouldn't be letting their little children outside, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria. 
 
2012-12-19 10:57:09 AM

vossiewulf: "It appears to me to be CGI from right where the eagle starts turning right, it makes a hard right turn without any banking which is not really possible, then its deceleration before it supposedly picks up the kid would require like an impulse drive."
 
That's what I said in one of the earlier threads that went red, I'm sure more than a few people looking at the greened one saw the same thing. I mean really, besides that, if it had actually happened the wildlife officials would be going nuts, hunters would be blasting away at every eagle within 50 miles, every paper in Montreal would be running it on the front page, schools would be on lockdown and parents wouldn't be letting their little children outside, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria.

 
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2012-12-19 11:14:57 AM
The biggest problem I saw was the lack of a strong reaction from either the videographer or the parent. I would like to think any parent would do more than say "Hey, hey, hey."
 
2012-12-19 11:29:03 AM
Well, they should of put it on a line, under the dorsal guiding feathers, that would have helped with the realism.
 
2012-12-19 11:30:42 AM
Looks real to me
 
2012-12-19 11:31:08 AM
came for vreenak, leaving wondering what fark is coming to that it hasn't been posted yet
 
2012-12-19 11:32:16 AM

Richard Sauce: came for vreenak, leaving wondering what fark is coming to that it hasn't been posted yet


Maybe it's such an old meme that the youngsters don't know of it. It's at least circa 2005.
 
2012-12-19 11:32:49 AM

vossiewulf: "It appears to me to be CGI from right where the eagle starts turning right, it makes a hard right turn without any banking which is not really possible, then its deceleration before it supposedly picks up the kid would require like an impulse drive."
 
That's what I said in one of the earlier threads that went red, I'm sure more than a few people looking at the greened one saw the same thing. I mean really, besides that, if it had actually happened the wildlife officials would be going nuts, hunters would be blasting away at every eagle within 50 miles, every paper in Montreal would be running it on the front page, schools would be on lockdown and parents wouldn't be letting their little children outside, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria.


From your calm and rational response to a hypothetical freak event I assume you're American.
 
2012-12-19 11:34:37 AM
They played this video on the early morning news here while I was getting ready for work, and my immediate reaction was to yell "Bullshiat!" at the screen. Glad to see my gut reaction was legitimate. They're so gullible around here.
 
2012-12-19 11:36:16 AM
What about the video of the orcas eating the Argentinian?
That one looks legit.
 
2012-12-19 11:37:39 AM
I like the one with the Fox Snatcher better.
 
2012-12-19 11:39:28 AM
Always ask, "Why are they filming this?" More revealing than any frame by frame analysis.

Guy cutting down a tree is not interesting. Oh wait, it fell on his car. You don't say. Here's some AFV cash.

If the eagle came out of nowhere from off screen I might buy it for the first viewing. But the cam sees the whole swooping in motion? Nice try.
 
jvl
2012-12-19 11:39:33 AM
As a bird-watcher, when the bird turned and swooped something in my head said "wtf am I looking at?" Birds just don't fly like that.
 
2012-12-19 11:40:04 AM
SOUTHERN MISS TO THE TOP
 
sorry.
 
/alum
 
2012-12-19 11:42:49 AM
 
2012-12-19 11:43:38 AM
Congrats Lonestar
 
2012-12-19 11:44:23 AM
If by "fark credited" you mean facebook credited, then yes.
 
2012-12-19 11:44:53 AM
And the Gawker-Fark love affair continues.

/hey guys
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2012-12-19 11:45:48 AM
Fark credited by Gawker...

Setting the bar pretty low, don't ya think?
 
2012-12-19 11:46:01 AM

Richard Sauce: came for vreenak, leaving wondering what fark is coming to that it hasn't been posted yet



i177.photobucket.com 
Here you go
 
2012-12-19 11:46:05 AM
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OK, that was fake, but there's this other video...
 
2012-12-19 11:46:40 AM
So I start the video and immediately said "that's not a golden eagle" and goldens don't circle their prey. But is was pretty good CGI.
 
2012-12-19 11:47:30 AM

Richard Sauce: came for vreenak, leaving wondering what fark is coming to that it hasn't been posted yet


moops: Maybe it's such an old meme that the youngsters don't know of it. It's at least circa 2005.


It would be cool if someone 'shopped him holding a baby. Or an eagle. Or an eagle carrying a baby.
 
2012-12-19 11:48:39 AM

SmackLT: Here you go


Dude, you read my mind!

/not that it's difficult or anything...
 
2012-12-19 11:49:43 AM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: And the Gawker-Fark love affair continues.

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I would like to second this post.
 
2012-12-19 11:49:51 AM

SmackLT: Richard Sauce: came for vreenak, leaving wondering what fark is coming to that it hasn't been posted yet


[i177.photobucket.com image 300x240] 
Here you go


my day = made
 
2012-12-19 11:51:12 AM
Someone needs to CGI up a movie of a baby swooping in to snatch an eagle.
 
2012-12-19 11:58:07 AM
Is it too late to make a Beastmaster joke?
 
2012-12-19 12:00:34 PM

Mega Steve: Is it too late to make a Beastmaster joke?


Not if it includes Tanya Roberts pix.
 
2012-12-19 12:01:55 PM

Sybarite: But what about the video of the coconut and the swallows?


Are you suggesting that babies migrate?
 
2012-12-19 12:06:01 PM
Well, I initially believed it.  Not surprised, though.
 
2012-12-19 12:11:12 PM
Here's the thing - big eagles can drag baby goats off cliff faces. I recall seeing it on a PBS nature show, and found the video here (warning: images of baby goats being killed).

So, it's not incredible that a bird that size could drag and lift a limp child a few feet. That is clearly possible. The question is, whether this video is indeed real. I recall the video of the Marine throwing the puppy off the cliff in Iraq and folks were saying it wasn't real, while it absolutely was. Lots of experts weighing in saying, "That's not real." This may or may not be real but I think for a very big eagle and a very small child, it is possible for the bird to drag it and even lift it a bit. We'd need to know what the max weight a golden eagle, or a very large raptor in general, could lift.
 
2012-12-19 12:13:36 PM
Huh.  I just figured it was a trained eagle.
 
2012-12-19 12:14:32 PM

Helena Handbasket: They played this video on the early morning news here while I was getting ready for work, and my immediate reaction was to yell "Bullshiat!" at the screen. Glad to see my gut reaction was legitimate. They're so gullible around here.

 
 
yeah sure right. damn it must be hard to be you. the rest of us have to live with damn near every video posted on Fark as being called fake.
 
"All by Myself" is a power ballad written and performed by Eric Carmen in 1975. (wikipedia)
 
2012-12-19 12:17:12 PM
Someone believed this?
 
Bf+
2012-12-19 12:18:40 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-19 12:18:55 PM
Meh, Rembrandt did it first:

i172.photobucket.com

To see the uncropped version, which is much weirder (and potentially NSFW), click here...
 
2012-12-19 12:19:20 PM
I know a roofer in Billings, Montana who has, on several occassions, found  the remains of small animals on the roofs of homes he was reroofing.  Small dogs in particular are vulnerable.  But I don't think it's necessarily an eagle snatching them up. More likely that it was an owl.  Eagles aren't generally seen in town...
 
2012-12-19 12:21:58 PM

fqhollis: Mega Steve: Is it too late to make a Beastmaster joke?

Not if it includes Tanya Roberts pix.


I was thinking of the baby rescue scene, but you're probably right. She was smoking hot

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2012-12-19 12:25:59 PM

jonjr215: Eagles aren't generally seen in town...


I don't know about Montreal, but I've seen a few bald eagles flying past my office building in Vancouver.
 
2012-12-19 12:27:24 PM
Never Believe Anything Until Officially Denied™
 
2012-12-19 12:28:21 PM

farkingnotworking: Meh, Rembrandt did it first:

 
[i172.photobucket.com image 850x660]
 
To see the uncropped version, which is much weirder (and potentially NSFW), click here...
 
Oh. mygod
or are you just covering your butt . . .
 
2012-12-19 12:37:31 PM
What they're not telling you is that the baby grows up to be Gandalf.
 
2012-12-19 12:46:35 PM

Generation_D: Wasn't in on this one, but suspect anyone from the Northwest would have spotted it instantly.  We have Eagles around here sometimes more common than crows.  Not a big thing.
 
They might try to take your pekingese, but a human baby is pretty much not happening.


My post from the other thread:

CSB:

We were staying at a B&B in rural Washington, and at breakfast one of the proprietors told us the story of a big storm that blew through the town a few years back, knocking over a tree that had a huge bald eagle's nest in it.

After the storm blew out, many in the town wanted to inspect the nest, because, hey, giant eagle's nest!

Littered in with the feathers, bones and other debris were dozens of small pet collars.
 
2012-12-19 12:52:20 PM

Marcintosh: farkingnotworking: Meh, Rembrandt did it first:
 
[i172.photobucket.com image 850x660]
 
To see the uncropped version, which is much weirder (and potentially NSFW), click here...
 
Oh. mygod
or are you just covering your butt . . .


I'm covering my butt by covering the kid's butt. Someone yelled at me for posting a semi-naked picture a few days ago, so I'm trying not to incur the wrath of the mod-gods. At the same time, some people have been disturbed by the fact that you see some non-Jesus toddler genitals in that painting, plus the kid is peeing with the aforementioned junk while he's being abducted. So there's that. But yeah, it's PSFW...
 
2012-12-19 12:57:25 PM

farkingnotworking: At the same time, some people have been disturbed by the fact that you see some non-Jesus toddler genitals in that painting, plus the kid is peeing with the aforementioned junk while he's being abducted.


Great, now you've made literally nearly dozens of farkers imagine urination by a non-relative minor. I hope you're happy.
 
2012-12-19 12:58:17 PM

JungleBoogie: Here's the thing - big eagles can drag baby goats off cliff faces. I recall seeing it on a PBS nature show, and found the video here (warning: images of baby goats being killed).

So, it's not incredible that a bird that size could drag and lift a limp child a few feet. That is clearly possible. The question is, whether this video is indeed real. I recall the video of the Marine throwing the puppy off the cliff in Iraq and folks were saying it wasn't real, while it absolutely was. Lots of experts weighing in saying, "That's not real." This may or may not be real but I think for a very big eagle and a very small child, it is possible for the bird to drag it and even lift it a bit. We'd need to know what the max weight a golden eagle, or a very large raptor in general, could lift.


Full grown bald eagles max out at about 4 lbs., I imagine golden eagles are somewhere in that general range, too.
 
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