In Montreal, timing is everything.
And for one family there, a golden eagle’s talons closing perhaps a second too soon made all of the difference in the world.
Or did it?
Naturally, eagles are birds of prey and quite used to circling in the sky to spot a rabbit or a fish or whatever is on the menu for that day. Yet this one eagle in Canada reportedly decided to stray from the daily chalkboard specials in favor of something a little more, shall we say, unusual.
Video purportedly shot by an eyewitness (seems like the father?) has become the subject of some serious viral debate according to an article over at the Huffington Post.
Is it real?
Did this really happen and are we bearing witness to the phenomenon of nature’s furious spirit visiting an urban green space?
Or is one YouTube commenter quoted in the Huff Post more on target when he says, “I’ve been working with digital images professionally for 15 years, and I’m convinced this is fake. The swoop down at 0:10 looks just like cheap CGI to me.”
After a few repeated viewings, I have to say that in my own opinion it still seems pretty real to me. But, I’m certainly no video expert and, quite frankly, there is a tiny douche that lives inside me who wants this to be real, only because no one got hurt and it’s AWESOME!
So, check out the video if you haven’t already and let us know what you think.
Is this real?
Is there a very lucky little boy up in Montreal who may be in possession of the greatest childhood clip of all time?
Or is it all just another well done hoax?
Image & Video: YouTube/MrNuclearCat
Info Source: The Huffington Post
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