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    Re: An Eagle Appears To Steal A Toddler (Or Not)

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    In 1973 the US Fish and Wildlife Service on the request and paid for by the American Sheep herders Association conducted a test in South Dakota and in Wyoming wherein a trained bald eagle was to catch and fly off with a newborn lamb. The objective was that the Shepards wanted to prove it could be done so they could get money from the government for thier losses.

    It failed. MIserably. The eagle (a full grown male) could not take off after catching a mock lamb which the shepards had desgned and the USFWS had weighed to insure it was the same weight.

    Several studies after that concluded that a bald or Golden Eagle is incapable of performing such an action.

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    If you watch this vid all the way through you'll see it flew just fine with the mountain goat.

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    Re: An Eagle Appears To Steal A Toddler (Or Not)

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    If you watch this vid all the way through you'll see it flew just fine with the mountain goat.

    Of course it did. Again how can something with hollow bones weighing about 4 or 5 pounds to this? Please provide a scientific explanation to justify your assertion.

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    Re: An Eagle Appears To Steal A Toddler (Or Not)

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    Of course it did. Again how can something with hollow bones weighing about 4 or 5 pounds to this? Please provide a scientific explanation to justify your assertion.

    BTW ALiens have captured my cat.
    It looked to me like the eagle was more in a controlled fall than flight. He was descending pretty quickly.
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    Re: An Eagle Appears To Steal A Toddler (Or Not)

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Craze on youtube right now.

    An Eagle Appears To Steal A Toddler (Or Not)



    I've heard of this happening before and it generally tends to end the same. Too heavy to carry for a bird.
    I've read stories about giant birds trying to take small children. There is a case from 1976 (I believe that is the correct year) of a child being taken several feet off the ground here in Illinois by a large bird.

    I find this video fascinating because it proves - without question - that large birds will attack humans as prey.

    It's kinda interesting to think what those big raptors could do 60 million years ago - they could take an adult 180 lb male.

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    Re: An Eagle Appears To Steal A Toddler (Or Not)

    It's total fake as claimed by the design school who posted the video.

    Fake! Canadian design school admits eagle plucking baby from park was an 'animation' - NY Daily News

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    Re: An Eagle Appears To Steal A Toddler (Or Not)

    I'm glad the baby is ok and everything turned out fine but I "LOL'ed" when the guy said "oh ****" - he certainly wasn't expecting that to happen. He thought he was capturing a beautiful image of a bird landing next to a baby (which would be cute) but the bird attacks the baby (or sees it as prey) and tries to fly off with him/her.

    That is definitely one of those "did that really just happen" moments.

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    Re: An Eagle Appears To Steal A Toddler (Or Not)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    I think a nationwide ban on assault weapons owned by large birds of prey is in order.

    Its time for a change
    Oh sure just trample all over my right to bear children into the sky and drop them.
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    Re: An Eagle Appears To Steal A Toddler (Or Not)

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    It's total fake as claimed by the design school who posted the video.

    Fake! Canadian design school admits eagle plucking baby from park was an 'animation' - NY Daily News
    Always gotta be a little suspicious when the camera seems to always miss the most important part of what happened. Like the old "Faces of Death" movies. Guy gets eaten by alligator but the camera is all shaky and all you see is a shoe being drug under water.

    I still dont think it's impossible. I've not said I believe it could fly off with one, but go after one and fail... yes.
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    Re: An Eagle Appears To Steal A Toddler (Or Not)

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    Of course it did. Again how can something with hollow bones weighing about 4 or 5 pounds to this? Please provide a scientific explanation to justify your assertion.

    BTW ALiens have captured my cat.
    So did you watch the video and are claiming it a fake or are you just claiming it a fake without watching?
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    Re: An Eagle Appears To Steal A Toddler (Or Not)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    It looked to me like the eagle was more in a controlled fall than flight. He was descending pretty quickly.
    Lets say you can fly. Now attach a 300 pound rock to your ankles and take off. Same result. End of story and probably end of you.
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