View Full Version : Baby in Canada gets nabbed by Golden Eagle

12-19-2012, 01:39 PM
It was uploaded yesterday, gone viral already


12-19-2012, 02:26 PM
Fake! and this could only have happened if this was an African Eagle because this is a simple matter of weight ratios. http://www.pets.ca/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

KING ARTHUR: Whoa there!

[clop clop clop]

SOLDIER #1: Halt! Who goes there?

ARTHUR: It is I, Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, from the castle of Camelot.

King of the Britons, defeator of the Saxons, sovereign of all England!

SOLDIER #1: Pull the other one!

ARTHUR: I am,... and this is my trusty servant Patsy. We have ridden the

length and breadth of the land in search of knights who will join me in my

court at Camelot. I must speak with your lord and master.

SOLDIER #1: What? Ridden on a horse?


SOLDIER #1: You're using coconuts!


SOLDIER #1: You've got two empty halves of coconut and you're bangin' 'em


ARTHUR: So? We have ridden since the snows of winter covered this land,

through the kingdom of Mercea, through--

SOLDIER #1: Where'd you get the coconuts?

ARTHUR: We found them.

SOLDIER #1: Found them? In Mercea? The coconut's tropical!

ARTHUR: What do you mean?

SOLDIER #1: Well, this is a temperate zone.

ARTHUR: The swallow may fly south with the sun or the house martin or the

plover may seek warmer climes in winter, yet these are not strangers to

our land?

SOLDIER #1: Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

ARTHUR: Not at all. They could be carried.

SOLDIER #1: What? A swallow carrying a coconut?

ARTHUR: It could grip it by the husk!

SOLDIER #1: It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question

of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a one pound coconut.

ARTHUR: Well, it doesn't matter. Will you go and tell your master that Arthur

from the Court of Camelot is here.

SOLDIER #1: Listen. In order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs

to beat its wings forty-three times every second, right?

ARTHUR: Please!

SOLDIER #1: Am I right?

ARTHUR: I'm not interested!

SOLDIER #2: It could be carried by an African swallow!

SOLDIER #1: Oh, yeah, an African swallow maybe, but not a European swallow.

That's my point.

SOLDIER #2: Oh, yeah, I agree with that.

ARTHUR: Will you ask your master if he wants to join my court at Camelot?!

SOLDIER #1: But then of course a-- African swallows are non-migratory.

SOLDIER #2: Oh, yeah...

SOLDIER #1: So they couldn't bring a coconut back anyway...

[clop clop clop]

SOLDIER #2: Wait a minute! Supposing two swallows carried it together?

SOLDIER #1: No, they'd have to have it on a line.

SOLDIER #2: Well, simple! They'd just use a strand of creeper!

SOLDIER #1: What, held under the dorsal guiding feathers?

SOLDIER #2: Well, why not?

12-19-2012, 02:30 PM

If you read the comments, there is a huge debate if it is real or not. Watch the shadows.

12-19-2012, 02:54 PM
If you read the comments, there is a huge debate if it is real or not. Watch the shadows.

Think I'm with Marko on this one. There are some pretty amazing videos out there that are faked, but look real as can be though. The baby's shadow more gray than the other shadows, and as he falls it's at a different angle as the other shadows. Since he fell straight down the shadow should have traveled parallel to the other shadows.

12-20-2012, 06:41 PM
Baby-snatching eagle video goes viral, but Montreal animation school admits it was fake


For several hours, millions of people around the world thought it was a real golden eagle swooping down and snatching a tot from a Montreal park before dropping the baby unharmed.

A YouTube video titled “The Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” went viral, leaving many to ask: Could this be a hoax or did this happen?

Well, the truth came out Wednesday afternoon when a Montreal animation school admitted that the hoax was hatched by third-year students.

Both the eagle and the child were created in 3D animation and integrated into the real shooting, the school, Centre NAD, said.

Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin, who were taking part in the simulation workshop class, had brain-stormed with each other about making a video with wide appeal.

And they decided on their subject because everyone loves babies and animals.

But how to combine the two?

The idea took flight about five or six weeks ago. Once the project was approved, they made a deal with their teacher that if the video surpassed 100,000 views on YouTube, they would get 100 per cent on the assignment.

It did much better than that, wildly growing past 5 million views by Wednesday afternoon, which made the 400 hours they put into the project well worth it.

The video was picked up by dozens of media outlets across Canada, the United States and Europe.

“We were also surprised by the events,” Claude Arsenault, spokesperson for the school, told the Star.

“We’ve done some hoaxes in that class before, but they never reached such proportions. We were the first ones this morning to see the numbers going up,” she said. “We’re very proud of our students. This was definitely great quality work. Needless to say the students will get a full mark on that assignment.”

Other hoaxes performed at the school involved a penguin that had apparently escaped from a zoo in Montreal (watch below).