UPDATE: Video Owners admit the video is a hoax: Cbc.ca News
There are some challenging that this video is fake, but the more the staff and I review it, it appears to be the real deal or at least we can’t find any flaws in the forgery.
The videographer who captured the attempted snatching appears to be just filming the eagle in flight. If you know anything about eagles, you know that they look for their prey often while flying. Prey is usually a carcass and the eagle will many times swoop down and grab the dead animal or pieces of animal with it’ s talons. They are able to exude a force of about 2600 pounds per square inch. A strong bird might be able to carry about 1.8 kilograms which is roughly 4 pounds.
On this particular day, the eagle must have thought the baby below was a carcass of sorts because the eagle nose dives, swoops in and snatches the baby up in its talons. The baby must have proven to be too big because the eagle the drops the kid after getting it about 3 ft or so off the ground. The baby appears to be uninjured and it was all caught on film.
Real or fake – what do you think?
source: Huffington Post