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Golden Eagle Snatches Child At Park

Looks like Pedo Bear has some competition.

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Golden Eagle Snatches Child At Park. Looks like Pedo Bear has some competition.
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Hits: 6887 | Favorites: 3 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.4 | Category: Entertainment | Date: 12/19/2012
 
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MattPrince
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2223 Posts
Friday, December 21, 2012 6:04:05 AM
@cracker bull. Id be stunned if a baldie can lift more than 4kg. Any eagle locked into an 8kg sockeye better be able to swim...

Phillipine has probably the best lifting capacity of any eagle. Most of its diet are flying lemurs. They do tackle monkeys but its a high risk affair, and again, they kill, and mantle, not snatch.

furryblob
Male, 18-29, Europe
 577 Posts
Thursday, December 20, 2012 4:08:33 PM
Fake.

InTheNameOf
Male, 30-39, Western US
 335 Posts
Thursday, December 20, 2012 3:03:07 PM
Awesome!

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
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.

So it is possible, although not probable.

MattPrince
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2223 Posts
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 :)

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