A hoax video showed up on the internet which supposedly showed a Golden Eagle trying to carry away a baby. Besides the fact that the animators got the color and shape wrong for a Golden Eagle, what else did they get wrong?


There were several other bird clues that this was a fake video. Montreal is outside the normal range for Golden Eagles. The child was too heavy for a Golden Eagle to carry, and Golden Eagles are not "swoop and snatch" hunters. Instead, they pounce on their prey, and stay on the ground with it.