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Date: 03/20/11 01:39 PM

81 Responses to Whoa! Is This Legit? Bird Swipes Baby [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of nerb
    nerb Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    Link: Whoa! Is This Legit? Bird Swipes Baby - And neither of them were seen again...
  2. Profile photo of kerryfairy82
    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    ..erm
  3. Profile photo of 0Sigma0
    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
    525 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    No way, why would someone stand there taking pictures and watch it happen and do nothing? The pictures are old, it`s not like they had telephoto lenses back then, the bird had to have been as close as it appears. I gotta call fake.
  4. Profile photo of TannerW
    TannerW Male 18-29
    156 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    Hide yo kids, hide yo wife.
  5. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    It`s possible
  6. Profile photo of Pravda7
    Pravda7 Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    The bird would never become airborne while caring the baby it`s own size (not counting the wings)
  7. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    yes, and the person watching just took pictures.
  8. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    Calling shenanigans on this one.
  9. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    i hope its not legit :S
  10. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm
    And here
  11. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    Pravda:

    According to Snopes, it depends on the type of bird and, of course, the weight of the prey.
  12. Profile photo of Ziltoid
    Ziltoid Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    he is now called Hawkman!
  13. Profile photo of pajogu
    pajogu Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    Probably involves Asian people somehow, I just get that fried rice feeling from this one.
  14. Profile photo of Originalform
    Originalform Male 30-39
    292 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    what is the airspeed velocity of that bird while carrying that child ?
  15. Profile photo of theshark350
    theshark350 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    It`s definitely possible but there`s no way a camera that old could take 3 pictures in the 5 seconds max that that would happen in.
  16. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    The bird would never become airborne while caring the baby it`s own size (not counting the wings)

    Exactly. That child would weigh more than the bird, probably twice as much (humans are much denser than birds and this one looks a fair bit bigger than the bird`s body). No bird can fly carrying more than its own weight, not even close to its own weight.

    You`d need a roc to carry even a small child...and you`d need magic for a roc to exist. May as well call for a dragon.
  17. Profile photo of Pravda7
    Pravda7 Female 18-29
    290 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    Bird`s bones are hollow inside so they are very light even if they appear big. the largest flying bird, Kori Bustard is about 18kg (around 40 pounds)but the bird on the picture is probably 25 - 30 lbs at the most. Average weight of a 2 year old is about 30 pounds... there`s no way.
  18. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    Apart from the very good scientific reasons why this is dodgy, apparently the bird didn`t flap its wings between grabbing the child (1st pic) and lifting it off the ground (2nd pic), since the wings are in the exact same position in both pics...
  19. Profile photo of Pravda7
    Pravda7 Female 18-29
    290 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    Davimid... that`s because the bird appears to have been dead for quite a while :)
  20. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    what is the airspeed velocity of that bird while carrying that child ?

    I can`t answer that question because I can`t tell whether the bird is African or European.
  21. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    Nobody said anything about the bird carrying the child for very long. The pictures don`t show the bird carrying it off into the sunset. It has been proven that larges birds of prey can carry small deer and dogs short distances only to drop them due to the weight. (With severe lacerations as well) There is no real reason we cannot assume that an eagle could at least attmept to pick up a toddler wether these pictures are real or not.
  22. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    Shopped. Why would anyone sit and photograph that?
  23. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    i remember that old movie.
  24. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    Bird when he saw the baby
  25. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    @ElMustache
    they didn`t have photoshop in 1930.
    no its a real stuffed bird and real kid and real movie magic
  26. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    What`s the heaviest "swoop down and carry off prey" kind of bird? That takes some doing and I`m almost sure that the biggest birds are all mostly gliding birds that don`t feed in that way.

    I doubt if you`ll find a living bird that can carry off anything larger than a rabbit, although there are some who could lift a little more weight and carry it a short distance.

    Killing heavier animals, sure. A small child could be killed by one of the bigger birds of prey, if one ever attacked a child for some reason.

    Carrying them off? Not a chance.
  27. Profile photo of plastinum
    plastinum Male 30-39
    329 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    The stork bringeth and the hawk taketh away
  28. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    i hope not
  29. Profile photo of rustedbrolly
    rustedbrolly Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    That baby done got raped!

    Them eagles is snatching up errbody!
  30. Profile photo of bacon_pie
    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    i don`t see why not.
  31. Profile photo of frajola
    frajola Female 18-29
    99 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    There are eagles who can carry sheep. But I don`t they do it for very long, just enough to throw them against a cliff face
  32. Profile photo of vulture19
    vulture19 Male 30-39
    181 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    Golden eagle.

    And even 50-70 years ago people were more interested in getting the pictures than in helping out....
  33. Profile photo of turbotong
    turbotong Male 18-29
    600 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    lol, its not real.
    First of all, I don`t think the old cameras could take pictures that fast, or have exposure times quick enough to capture that.
    also, who the hell would just sit there, watch and take pictures as their baby was being swiped by a hawk?
  34. Profile photo of avalon
    avalon Male 18-29
    187 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    it is legit, here is the story from 1904
  35. Profile photo of redbozo23
    redbozo23 Male 18-29
    27 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    wow, even though this is a long time ago, it makes me extremely sad!
  36. Profile photo of Skythe
    Skythe Male 18-29
    965 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    "There are eagles who can carry sheep. But I don`t they do it for very long, just enough to throw them against a cliff face"

    Oh thank god for that, frajola, it`s good to know he wasn`t abducted.

    Oh. . . crap.
  37. Profile photo of Trypno
    Trypno Male 18-29
    474 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    The story may be real, but I doubt the picture is. If I may repeat what turbotong said: Cameras back then couldn`t take pictures that fast, and no one would just stand by and take pictures while an eagle carries a kid away.
  38. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    So it`s safe to say, presented with ample evidence, that this is indeed possible. Not saying the pictures are real... but that it`s possible.
  39. Profile photo of MrHoobToYou
    MrHoobToYou Male 40-49
    405 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    I didn`t know England had Eagles, I always thought it was an American bird.
  40. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    I didn`t know England had Eagles, I always thought it was an American bird.

    Nah, eagles are all over the place. You get more of them in America (north and south) because there`s a lot more space with few or no people in it.

    There are even golden eagles in England, in the small part of the north that`s still pretty much uninhabited wild high land, although you`d probably have to go north into Scotland to see one.

    I`ve seen sea eagles in England, though. They`re not so uncommon.
  41. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    Actually, I haven`t. I`ve seen ospreys in England and I thought they were sea eagles, but I`ve just checked and they aren`t.
  42. Profile photo of mar95789
    mar95789 Female 18-29
    193 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    Where`d you get the coconut?
  43. Profile photo of mar95789
    mar95789 Female 18-29
    193 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 5:24 pm
    I love how no one is trying to help the kid but they can stand and take it`s picture. If it is real.
  44. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2011 at 5:34 pm
    Lmfao what a photogenic eagle, it keeps the same position in every picture
  45. Profile photo of gilmourw
    gilmourw Male 40-49
    38 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 5:56 pm
    It`s not a matter of where he grips it!
  46. Profile photo of mclovin973
    mclovin973 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2011 at 6:11 pm
    The first pic looks like the bird is............you know what I`m boutta say
  47. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    Looks fake. Just sayin.
  48. Profile photo of coedog
    coedog Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    From the quality of the picture it looks to be taken from the time when setup for one frame of photography took more than 10 minutes. One theory: Multiple cameras set up in just the correct angles to capture a one in a billion occurrence perfectly or :Fake as hell. You pick.
  49. Profile photo of IseeingI2I
    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
    271 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 6:54 pm
    an african eagle maybe, but not a north american eagle.
  50. Profile photo of kj36
    kj36 Female 18-29
    240 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm
    Have any of you ever considered that these are still frames from a video? And that no someone didnt sit and take 3 photos quickly of that happening but that doesnt mean its fake? They had moving pictures back then.
  51. Profile photo of 1gr8slice
    1gr8slice Male 40-49
    364 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm
    S #1: Where`d you get the coconuts?
    A : We found them.
    S #1: Found them? In Mercia? The coconut`s tropical!
    A : What do you mean?
    S #1: Well, this is a temperate zone.
    A : 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?
    S #1: Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
    A : Not at all. They could be carried.
    S #1: What? A swallow carrying a coconut?
    A: It could grip it by the husk!
    S #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.
    A: Well, it doesn`t matter. Will you go and tell your master that Arthur from the Court of Camelot is here.
    S #1: Listen. In order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings forty-three times every second, right?
    A: Please!
    S #1: Am I right?
    A: I`m not interested!
    S #2: It could be carried b
  52. Profile photo of BDT1981
    BDT1981 Male 18-29
    132 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    @1gr8slice

    Great quote rofl
  53. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm
    The Monty Python scene in question
  54. Profile photo of prettymaryk
    prettymaryk Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm
    What kind of pooty person would film this rather than do something?
  55. Profile photo of epiphany101
    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 10:48 pm
    "it is legit, here is the story from 1904"

    Unless they were knitting bold-patterned cardigans in 1904 & had the ability to film things, these images came from some time much more recent than 107 years ago. I`m guessing 50s or 60s (wild stab in the dark)...although it looks rather fake - the bird`s wings don`t appear to have moved between the first two shots (& it`s wing feathers don`t look right). Maybe a recreation of an earlier event?
  56. Profile photo of lukeforv123
    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
    1053 posts
    March 21, 2011 at 1:19 am
    Hell ya it legit! It happens all the time to me when I play `Oregon Trail` on my iPhone!
  57. Profile photo of avava9
    avava9 Female 40-49
    70 posts
    March 21, 2011 at 2:18 am
    god help that kid if this was real...
  58. Profile photo of mr_fribbles
    mr_fribbles Male 13-17
    588 posts
    March 21, 2011 at 2:27 am
    Who the hell just stands there taking photos instead of helping the bird? That poo is heavy.
  59. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 2:34 am
    i regard this as a clever ruse, devised by a most cunning gentleman well rehearsed in the art of photography
  60. Profile photo of sourkraut
    sourkraut Male 40-49
    357 posts
    March 21, 2011 at 2:59 am
    I agree with epiphany...
    And the third pic is just all wrong...
    If you look at the bird and baby seperately, the focus just seems to be off...
  61. Profile photo of sourkraut
    sourkraut Male 40-49
    357 posts
    March 21, 2011 at 3:01 am
    Oh, and if you saw an eagle swooping up to take a baby, you`d take pictures?!?
    Mate, throw the camera at it =)
  62. Profile photo of LionHeart-72
    LionHeart-72 Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 3:28 am
    @RecycleElf

    I juxtapose that your assertations concerning these photographs and their sire are indeed correct my good sir.
  63. Profile photo of Cartunze
    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    March 21, 2011 at 3:43 am
    I doubt this is real but there are videos out there of eagles snatching up kids (young mountain goats) off of cliffs and dropping them to their death.
  64. Profile photo of Fushiko
    Fushiko Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 5:01 am
    I found this rather disturbing until I realized that I`m about 99% sure this is absolutely fake. If you look at the first and second photograph or frame, The wings of the bird are in EXACTLY the same position. A bird generating lift for flight, I would doubt would have the same pattern while flapping it`s wings. I realize there are formations and patterns to feathers but it seems off. I call a fake.
  65. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    March 21, 2011 at 5:02 am
    ..well rehearsed in the art of photography... and taxidermy.. but not aerodynamics.
  66. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    March 21, 2011 at 6:53 am
    total bullpoo
  67. Profile photo of Toider
    Toider Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 7:04 am
    This is why you`re fat...eagle edition.
  68. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2011 at 8:05 am
    No way.
  69. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 8:26 am
    @ Fushiko:

    you took this post WAY too seriously.
  70. Profile photo of SKINNERNSC
    SKINNERNSC Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2011 at 9:23 am
    Ah....the good ol` days of bestiality...when it was the other way around...
  71. Profile photo of jackbutlers
    jackbutlers Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 10:54 am
    @Cartunze Well played
  72. Profile photo of craftymiser
    craftymiser Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    Alternative Black Market sale...
  73. Profile photo of kissmybim
    kissmybim Male 40-49
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    why didnt the cameraman help this poor lad?
  74. Profile photo of shalantas
    shalantas Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    @Everyone, but my inspiration is from Fushiko
    read his post first before reading mine. It will be more funny.

    In my personal expertise I have made the decision to go ahead and place knowledge into your poorly underdeveloped brains. First allow me to introduce myself. I am Fushiko. I have been studying birds for 150 years. I was actually a bird once so I know the physics of how these things work. Through extensive research of this photo I have compared both photos in photoshop cs 50 and ran a computer analysis to determine these facts.
    A: That is infact a chicken not a hawk of any sort
    B: They had photoshop back in 1930 or someone was seriously sick and drated up to the point that they thought IT WOULD BE FUNNY!!! TO MAKE A PICTURE SUCH AS THIS!
    C!!!!!: PEOPLE ARE SICK AND DEMENTED AND I AM DISTURBED BY THIS!! I THREW UP IT WAS SO DISGUSTING!
    D: The chicken appears to have been poorly copied and pasted
    E: I Impress myself sometimes.
  75. Profile photo of Linkenberger
    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    Damn it Skinner. You made me laugh again. Out loud. With company. And I had to tell them why I laughed.
  76. Profile photo of greenbasterd
    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    you guys are all bloody idiots seriously.. its a stork making his delivery.. duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  77. Profile photo of danky
    danky Male 18-29
    559 posts
    March 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    so that`s what happened to Little Albert
  78. Profile photo of TadnJess
    TadnJess Male 30-39
    147 posts
    March 21, 2011 at 5:46 pm
    And I thought only dingos ate babies... :P
  79. Profile photo of K0ttin_K0b
    K0ttin_K0b Female 18-29
    98 posts
    March 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    Dingoes ate my baby! xD
  80. Profile photo of panda_chaos
    panda_chaos Female 18-29
    235 posts
    March 21, 2011 at 11:18 pm
    Ah, the origins of Harvey Birdman...
  81. Profile photo of laxdef36
    laxdef36 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2011 at 1:22 am
    Kid would be having the time of his life not knowing what`s in store.

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