Thursday, December 20, 2012 6:09:37 AM
MattPrince: I've seen Bald Eagles carry off 20lb+ fish right out of the river. A 1-2 month old baby wouldn`t be impossible. Rabbits, Cats, Small Dogs, Snakes and such aren`t safe from Eagles. Philippine Eagles kill and carry off monkeys.
Thursday, December 20, 2012 5:08:22 AM
A golden eagle wouldn't carry off a new born infant and they don`t carry lambs off either. Its just not their modus operandi. They bring *down* small antelopes and young deer, they don`t carry them off.
Goldies average not much heavier than a human new-born ~ about 5.5~11 lb. There is some absolute rubbish about how much a golden eagle can carry ~ probably put about by boastful falconers - I had one tell me his gyrfalcon was faster than a `grin in a stoop the other day..
A newborn human might just be liftable ~ but not a toddler, and not like this.
Gerry1of1 you should know better, taken in by a pair of French Students :)