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

Submitted by: nerb 5 years ago Weird

And neither of them were seen again...
There are 81 comments:
Male 171
Kid would be having the time of his life not knowing what`s in store.
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Female 235
Ah, the origins of Harvey Birdman...
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Female 98
Dingoes ate my baby! xD
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Male 147
And I thought only dingos ate babies... :P
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Male 559
so that`s what happened to Little Albert
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Male 2,376
you guys are all bloody idiots seriously.. its a stork making his delivery.. duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Male 1,164
Damn it Skinner. You made me laugh again. Out loud. With company. And I had to tell them why I laughed.
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Male 426
@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.
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Male 439
why didnt the cameraman help this poor lad?
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Male 97
Alternative Black Market sale...
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Male 45
@Cartunze Well played
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Male 359
Ah....the good ol` days of bestiality...when it was the other way around...
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Female 1,798
@ Fushiko:

you took this post WAY too seriously.
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Male 6,694
No way.
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Male 452
This is why you`re fat...eagle edition.
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Male 1,287
total bullpoo
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Male 2,220
..well rehearsed in the art of photography... and taxidermy.. but not aerodynamics.
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Male 2
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.
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Male 840
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.
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Male 521
@RecycleElf

I juxtapose that your assertations concerning these photographs and their sire are indeed correct my good sir.
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Male 369
Oh, and if you saw an eagle swooping up to take a baby, you`d take pictures?!?
Mate, throw the camera at it =)
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Male 369
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...
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Male 3,619
i regard this as a clever ruse, devised by a most cunning gentleman well rehearsed in the art of photography
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Male 588
Who the hell just stands there taking photos instead of helping the bird? That poo is heavy.
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Female 70
god help that kid if this was real...
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Male 1,063
Hell ya it legit! It happens all the time to me when I play `Oregon Trail` on my iPhone!
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Female 512
"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?
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Female 74
What kind of pooty person would film this rather than do something?
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Male 12,365
Male 132
@1gr8slice

Great quote rofl
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Male 364
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
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Female 240
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.
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Male 271
an african eagle maybe, but not a north american eagle.
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Male 256
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.
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Male 3,431
Looks fake. Just sayin.
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Male 407
The first pic looks like the bird is............you know what I`m boutta say
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Male 38
It`s not a matter of where he grips it!
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Male 15,510
Lmfao what a photogenic eagle, it keeps the same position in every picture
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Female 193
I love how no one is trying to help the kid but they can stand and take it`s picture. If it is real.
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Female 193
Where`d you get the coconut?
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Male 12,365
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.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I didn`t know England had Eagles, I always thought it was an American bird.[/quote]

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.
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Male 405
I didn`t know England had Eagles, I always thought it was an American bird.
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Male 2,796
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.
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Male 474
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.
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Male 965
"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.
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Male 27
wow, even though this is a long time ago, it makes me extremely sad!
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Male 187
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Male 600
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?
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Male 181
Golden eagle.

And even 50-70 years ago people were more interested in getting the pictures than in helping out....
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Female 99
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
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Male 3,061
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Male 59
That baby done got raped!

Them eagles is snatching up errbody!
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Male 25,416
i hope not
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Male 329
The stork bringeth and the hawk taketh away
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Male 12,365
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.
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Male 3,577
@ElMustache
they didn`t have photoshop in 1930.
no its a real stuffed bird and real kid and real movie magic
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Female 1,435
Bird when he saw the baby
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Male 3,577
i remember that old movie.
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Male 1,625
Shopped. Why would anyone sit and photograph that?
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Male 2,796
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.
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Male 12,365
[quote]what is the airspeed velocity of that bird while carrying that child ? [/quote]

I can`t answer that question because I can`t tell whether the bird is African or European.
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Female 290
Davimid... that`s because the bird appears to have been dead for quite a while :)
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Male 12,138
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...
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Female 290
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.
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Male 12,365
[quote]The bird would never become airborne while caring the baby it`s own size (not counting the wings)[/quote]

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.
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Male 429
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.
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Male 292
what is the airspeed velocity of that bird while carrying that child ?
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Male 113
Probably involves Asian people somehow, I just get that fried rice feeling from this one.
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Male 7
he is now called Hawkman!
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Male 2,796
Pravda:

According to Snopes, it depends on the type of bird and, of course, the weight of the prey.
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Male 2,796
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Female 3,001
i hope its not legit :S
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Male 6,737
Calling shenanigans on this one.
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Male 7,585
yes, and the person watching just took pictures.
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Female 290
The bird would never become airborne while caring the baby it`s own size (not counting the wings)
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Male 2,796
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Male 156
Hide yo kids, hide yo wife.
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Female 525
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.
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Female 839
..erm
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Female 296
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