Just when you thought it was safe to be a fucking human—the more dominant of species—something like this happens and reminds us all to never piss off nature.
Unfortunately, this poor kid wasn’t aware of that, as he, allegedly, was playing with the zipper on his sweater, which may have been enough of an annoyance that this eagle came swooping in, clawing the kid and trying to fly away with him.
The photographer described the incident—and, yep, it’s a freaky fucking thing that no human being should ever have to experience.
Per NT News, the boy did sustain a pretty deep cut on his face—along with a mental scar for the rest of his life—but, otherwise, wasn’t harmed physically.
After occurring during one of the Eagle Encounter shows at Alice Springs Desert Park in Australia, the park released this statement, saying it was removing the pissed off wedge-tail eagle as it investigates the situation, per The Guardian:
On Wednesday, 6 July, an incident occurred at the Alice Springs Desert Park where an eagle made contact with an audience member. A thorough investigation regarding the circumstances behind this incident is under way and the eagle will be removed from the show while this investigation is ongoing.
This has so much nope written all over it, I may never walk around alone in the woods again.