Sorry, this video about an eagle snatching a kid isn’t real

By 12.19.12

This video of a Golden Eagle attempting to snatch a toddler from some French Canadian dude is blowing up all over the Internet. It’s extremely well done. Small problem: It’s probably fake.

YouTuber ParaBreakdown enhanced and stabilized the original video, only to realize the shadows in the background don’t match up with the action between the eagle and the kid. See his breakdown below.

Do you buy ParaBreakdown’s explanation? Would you rather believe that an eagle almost stole a child and raised him as his own, sort of like The Jungle Book but with way more bird dumps on Fiats? You decide!


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