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Barkingdog December 19th, 2012 09:28 AM

Eagle Grabs Baby And Fly Off!
 
[url]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/19/eagle-grabs-baby-video-montreal-bird-child_n_2327209.html[/url]

Loki Love December 19th, 2012 09:28 AM

Rumour has it's a hoax!

Barkingdog December 19th, 2012 09:29 AM

Does this look like a fake to you or did the eagle really try to fly off with the baby??

Loki Love December 19th, 2012 09:35 AM

[QUOTE=Barkingdog;1050955]Does this look like a fake to you or did the eagle really try to fly off with the baby??[/QUOTE]

It looks pretty real.. but apparently it's well done CGI

[url]http://wtvr.com/2012/12/19/viral-fake-out-golden-eagle-snatches-kid-is-cgi/[/url]

hazelrunpack December 19th, 2012 10:19 AM

The wing action doesn't look right, even in the flight shots before the 'strike'. And I doubt even a golden eagle has the strength to fly that far with a baby in tow. I'm voting for fake.

marko December 19th, 2012 11:17 AM

me too - looks fake and this could only have happened if this was an African Eagle because this is a simple matter of weight ratios. :D

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL*
KING ARTHUR: Whoa there!

[clop clop clop]

SOLDIER #1: Halt! Who goes there?

ARTHUR: It is I, Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, from the castle of Camelot.

King of the Britons, defeator of the Saxons, sovereign of all England!

SOLDIER #1: Pull the other one!

ARTHUR: I am,... and this is my trusty servant Patsy. We have ridden the

length and breadth of the land in search of knights who will join me in my

court at Camelot. I must speak with your lord and master.

SOLDIER #1: What? Ridden on a horse?

ARTHUR: Yes!

SOLDIER #1: You're using coconuts!

ARTHUR: What?

SOLDIER #1: You've got two empty halves of coconut and you're bangin' 'em

together.

ARTHUR: So? We have ridden since the snows of winter covered this land,

through the kingdom of Mercea, through--

SOLDIER #1: Where'd you get the coconuts?

ARTHUR: We found them.

SOLDIER #1: Found them? In Mercea? The coconut's tropical!

ARTHUR: What do you mean?

SOLDIER #1: Well, this is a temperate zone.

ARTHUR: 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?

SOLDIER #1: Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

ARTHUR: Not at all. They could be carried.

SOLDIER #1: What? A swallow carrying a coconut?

ARTHUR: It could grip it by the husk!

SOLDIER #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.

ARTHUR: Well, it doesn't matter. Will you go and tell your master that Arthur

from the Court of Camelot is here.

SOLDIER #1: Listen. In order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs

to beat its wings forty-three times every second, right?

ARTHUR: Please!

SOLDIER #1: Am I right?

ARTHUR: I'm not interested!

SOLDIER #2: It could be carried by an African swallow!

SOLDIER #1: Oh, yeah, an African swallow maybe, but not a European swallow.

That's my point.

SOLDIER #2: Oh, yeah, I agree with that.

ARTHUR: Will you ask your master if he wants to join my court at Camelot?!

SOLDIER #1: But then of course a-- African swallows are non-migratory.

SOLDIER #2: Oh, yeah...

SOLDIER #1: So they couldn't bring a coconut back anyway...

[clop clop clop]

SOLDIER #2: Wait a minute! Supposing two swallows carried it together?

SOLDIER #1: No, they'd have to have it on a line.

SOLDIER #2: Well, simple! They'd just use a strand of creeper!

SOLDIER #1: What, held under the dorsal guiding feathers?

SOLDIER #2: Well, why not?

hazelrunpack December 19th, 2012 06:38 PM

:laughing:

I remember that exchange! Someone should dub that conversation into that video!! :D

angeldogs December 19th, 2012 07:03 PM

An update says the video was a hoax created by students at this school Montreal animation school Centre NAD

Barkingdog December 19th, 2012 08:02 PM

Silly me!I did not see the part that said it was fake. I was so shocked by it and thought it was real.

Barkingdog December 19th, 2012 08:03 PM

[QUOTE=hazelrunpack;1050975]:laughing:

I remember that exchange! Someone should dub that conversation into that video!! :D[/QUOTE]

Me too, it was very funny.

angeldogs December 19th, 2012 09:31 PM

That was good..I never was into Monty python

marko December 20th, 2012 08:02 AM

Have a coupla beers and watch [URL="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071853/"]Monty Python and the Holy Grail[/URL]! Some scenes are silly but I recall laughing like a lunatic at other scenes.

In fact it's been at least 15-20 years since I have seen it...time to see it again to see if it holds up. I'm betting that it will hold up. :laughing:

patchdog December 20th, 2012 02:36 PM

Never seen this movie. I have heard a lot about it though. Not really in the mood to watch a movie now but maybe over Christmas break.

angeldogs December 20th, 2012 06:15 PM

It would be more like a few stiff drinks.:laughing:


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