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Eagle Grabs Kid

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:34 am

It seems to be a fake video.

But nevertheless, it has happened in real life before.

I warned a long time ago and will do so once again that people should keep a very close eye over their small kids in assumed to be safe Kruger camps. You do not want to loose a child in this fashion. It might just happen (again)!

http://www.beeld.com/Wereld/Nuus/Video- ... d-20121219

http://www.news24.com/Multimedia/World/ ... d-20121219
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Re: Eagle Grabs Kid

Unread postby hilda » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:44 am

This is very scary Wildtuinman! Thanks for sharing and let's hope it doesn't happen again! :shock:

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Re: Eagle Grabs Kid

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:05 am

It is believed that the Taung child was a victim of large raptor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taung_Child
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Re: Eagle Grabs Kid

Unread postby adrianp » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:53 am

wildtuinman wrote:It is believed that the Taung child was a victim of large raptor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taung_Child


Ja, but that was a long time ago :wink:

I saw the eagle Video. My thoughts are that the Eagle is genuine, including the approach and flight path etc, but I think the kids reactions are not 100% normal. I have a feeling that the Eagle was a baited captive bird trained to take a child dummy, and then they swapped out the dummy with a similar dressed real kid. He cried more like they had taken his sweets rather than that he had massive talons embedded in his back. I have kids, they cry differently when they are sore or in shock.

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Re: Eagle Grabs Kid

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:02 am

Yes, that famous one is a very long time ago, but it has happened in more recent times.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/201 ... y_but.html

http://gawker.com/5970005/an-eagle-real ... socialflow

Now, as a food source, were are just advanced primates.
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Re: Eagle Grabs Kid

Unread postby adrianp » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:51 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Now, as a food source, were are just advanced primates.


Yes and no. I think what seperates us from other primates, is that we have become the apex predator, which makes us a little scarey to take us on.

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Re: Eagle Grabs Kid

Unread postby johanrebel » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:30 pm

As far as I know, there is only one properly documented case of an eagle attacking a child. This happened in Zambia in the 60s, when a 6-year old boy walking to school was attacked by a Crowned Eagle. A woman working in the fields came to the boy's rescue and killed the eagle with a hoe. Both boy and eagle were taken to the nearest mission hospital, which is how the eagle came to be positively identified. The kid sustained head injuries, but survived.

I can't for the life of me remember in which book exactly I read this, so the above is from memory.

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Re: Eagle Grabs Kid

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:52 pm

The video of the eagle grabbing the child has been shown to be a fake. It was a project by students as part of their studies.

Do a search it is well documented. :wink:
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Re: Eagle Grabs Kid

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:41 am

wildtuinman wrote:It seems to be a fake video.

But nevertheless, it has happened in real life before.

I warned a long time ago and will do so once again that people should keep a very close eye over their small kids in assumed to be safe Kruger camps. You do not want to loose a child in this fashion. It might just happen (again)!

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