December 19, 2012

There's An App For That


Update. That was fun while it lasted. It's a fake.

Posted by Kate at December 19, 2012 12:43 AM

Wild predators eat meat. Humans are made of meat. The larger wild predators have been eating humans as long we have existed.

This is why the numbers of wild predators living around human habitation was reduced. It was done to protect humans, particularly the smaller, more defenseless human children.

Then along came the delusional animal rights movement that equated cartoon animals with reality. Now we're regressing back to the pre-Judeo/Christian times, the pagan sacrifice of human children to wild animals on the altar of political correctness.

As for golden eagles, there is a youtube video of golden eagle being used in a type of falconry hunting in Mongolia. The prey they attack and kill are bigger than themselves and they are wolves!

Watch this and understand how lucky that human toddler picked up by the golden eagle is to be alive. Outdoor playpens should have roof coverings were there are large birds of prey.

Posted by: Larry at December 19, 2012 1:11 AM

At least the guy dropped the damn camera,and went to save the kid.

Posted by: Justthinkin at December 19, 2012 1:13 AM

I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
Just listen to my father roar

Posted by: JohnPeg at December 19, 2012 1:29 AM

Urp...a happy hawk...

Posted by: syncrodox at December 19, 2012 1:32 AM

Meat is meat. Golden Eagles have been known to pick up lambs and chow down. I'm sure there is a by-law against this sort of thing but it's damned tough enforcing it. I'm sure the Feds can draft stronger laws as government is the answer to all our problems. Babies can be replaced but whatever you do........don't hurt the eagle or the EPA will be all over you. Protected species and all.

Posted by: peterj at December 19, 2012 1:49 AM

Never an Eagle killing windmill around when you need one.

Posted by: Texas Canuck at December 19, 2012 2:43 AM

Time for the Government to start up an Eagle registry, or a birds of prey registry... that should fix it.

Posted by: Sean M at December 19, 2012 2:52 AM

Were not always at the top rung of the food chain

Posted by: Paul at December 19, 2012 3:10 AM

Was nice to see the one wolf kicking butt. Lucky family that didn't lose their kid. Whew!! Rude thought that your kid was being ripped apart in a frigging eagle nest and eaten.

Posted by: Patsplace at December 19, 2012 4:32 AM

Good show for the eagle!

The kid is probably too young to develop a complex.

Posted by: John Lewis at December 19, 2012 5:07 AM

. . . and your little dog, too!

Had an owl try to fly off with my little doxie one evening. It's a jungle out there.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at December 19, 2012 6:43 AM

What a poor photographer. Couldn't keep the scene in the lens while he ran closer. Imagine if the Hindenberg photographer had been this sloppy.'s what's for dinner.

Kinda gives you perspective on how hard it was for humanity to have survived the last 2 million years.

Posted by: Reginald at December 19, 2012 6:48 AM

Child family services in true form in action!!


Posted by: paul in calgary at December 19, 2012 7:08 AM

Texas Canuck said: "Never an Eagle killing windmill around when you need one."


Posted by: Frank Q. at December 19, 2012 7:18 AM

What about the Children!
The Children are our Future
Keep our Children Safe
If it saves just one Child from low self esteem

Posted by: Steven at December 19, 2012 8:03 AM

Liberal Bird Registery

Posted by: Steven at December 19, 2012 8:05 AM

Don't tread on me.

Posted by: Eagle at December 19, 2012 8:06 AM

kids will haveto start wearing eagle friendly diappers

Posted by: NME666 at December 19, 2012 8:10 AM

Holy cow! That was close.

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at December 19, 2012 8:18 AM

This happened in Montreal?! Tabernac!

Posted by: KevinB at December 19, 2012 8:59 AM

You know, we're better than this. We need a bird-of-prey ban, now!

Posted by: nick at December 19, 2012 9:09 AM

Don't dress your kid like an eagle lure when in eagle country.

Posted by: richfisher at December 19, 2012 9:26 AM

I didn't know eagles would eat a French Fry.

Posted by: nold at December 19, 2012 9:33 AM

"This happened in Montreal?! Tabernac!"

The rest of Canada wants to know - was this an Anglo eagle?

Posted by: Cyclist at December 19, 2012 9:49 AM

It's only our brains and ability to make and use tools that keep us at the top of the food chain. We have no fangs, talons or armour and we are slow moving.

Lately coyotes have become numerous and quite bold to the south of Ottawa. I believe it is only a matter of time until a pack attacks a hiker or a child.

Posted by: Al_in_Ottawa at December 19, 2012 9:55 AM

It's amazing what people can do with CGI nowdays! Fake, but still a neat video.

Posted by: scadsobees at December 19, 2012 9:59 AM

What size shot for eagle? I'm thinking #2.

Posted by: Mike James at December 19, 2012 10:00 AM

Umm...I ain't buyin' it. That's a "Salinger".

Posted by: burton at December 19, 2012 10:02 AM

Interesting how the camera caught the whole approach path of the bird; like the photographer had a premonition. Or coincidence perhaps. Or maybe it was a bird watcher, and...

Posted by: glasnost at December 19, 2012 10:09 AM


Posted by: TJ at December 19, 2012 10:15 AM

Ok, the link to Angry Birds made me LOL. Thanks for that.

Posted by: Lickmuffin at December 19, 2012 10:15 AM

So I went to the link for Mongolians hunting wolves with golden eagles. That baby just used up a life time of luck.

Posted by: MARgaret berger at December 19, 2012 10:21 AM

Some-where there's an Eagle talking to his friends going:

I saw this cute rabbit and went in and wouldn't you know it! It's heavy and nylon and polypropylene and EVERYBODY gets in my face.

Dropped it and went looking for a nice juicy rat.

Man, scared me stupid. Pass me some that road kill, when your done, wouldya?

Posted by: Fred2 at December 19, 2012 10:25 AM

Bless the beasts....

Reginald at December 19, 2012 6:48 AM
"What a poor photographer. Couldn't keep the scene in the lens while he ran closer. Imagine if the Hindenberg photographer had been this sloppy."

OT...but the Hindenburg photographer probably used a tripod.

The excellant stills and movies from WW2, whether Allied or Axis were all the result of a tripod.

Rule of thumb...whatever you shoot...use a rest.

#2...I suggest BB even 00...big tough target...

Posted by: sasquatch at December 19, 2012 10:57 AM

Hate to tell you all but it's fake. A very well done fake but a fake none the less. The shadows of the trees are not all in the same direction.

I'm just glad the Haas eagle is now extinct!

Posted by: Expert Tom at December 19, 2012 11:02 AM

Tis said it is a product of the "hoax the internet" exam of a Montreal 3D animation school.

Posted by: BL@KBIRD at December 19, 2012 11:09 AM

Damn, he almost got away with it.

Posted by: Ratt at December 19, 2012 11:10 AM

Faked: no golden eagles in Montreal; Eagle accelerates unduly on approach; eagle's shadow comes and goes; Montreal animation school pranks a lot.

Posted by: John Lang at December 19, 2012 11:54 AM

Freeze at 12 seconds. Check the shadows.

Posted by: Celina at December 19, 2012 11:57 AM

Damn! It's fake!

And I find that out AFTER I went out and shot every Golden Eagle in the Okanagan!

It was for the children!

Posted by: dmorris at December 19, 2012 12:20 PM

Even though it's fake, many of the comments on this thread made me laugh more heartily than I have in a long time. Thanks, everyone.

Posted by: ann at December 19, 2012 1:19 PM

My daughter who does this kind of animation is calling the video real.

The CG or motion capture would take an army of animators to make this look that good. Not to mention the time it would take to make the shadowing to match.

We have to take into account what else has come out from the likes of England by experts. Not trying to disparage Tetrapod Zoology's, Darren Naish but he is not an expert in CG or animation.

I would love to hear from other CG animators to stand up for their craft on this one. The fake baby and the eagle not being able to pick up the baby, with the momentum and lift capabilities are consistent with what can really happen don't stand up as proof of this being a fake.


Posted by: glacierman at December 19, 2012 2:34 PM

For everything else:

There's a Nap for That

Posted by: foobert at December 19, 2012 3:13 PM

I think it is real dunno but i have a haunch something about this just seems real!!!

I am probly wrong but i think it is real.

Posted by: paul in calgary at December 19, 2012 4:41 PM

Fake: gee, ya think?

The eagle has no shadow.

Posted by: mojo at December 19, 2012 4:44 PM

Too bad it's fake. Pretty well done though at first glance...

Posted by: Rick at December 19, 2012 4:48 PM

Ok, so it is a fake. Check out the Mongolians hunting wolves with eagles. It's even better and the horsemanship is super. Thanks for the diversion today I needed it.

It was a French Fry eating anglo eagle. Loved that.

Posted by: MARgaret berger at December 19, 2012 6:01 PM

I'm a gasping sucker flopping in the bottom of the boat., good one!

The Yotes are coming for the kids though, as sure as God made little green apples.

Posted by: richfisher at December 19, 2012 6:22 PM

Hollywood never lets facts get in the way of an artistic vision, so why should we question the authenticity of this video?

People need to be made aware of the Golden Eagle menace. A stylized message speaks truth to power.

Posted by: Reginald at December 19, 2012 8:53 PM

I've spoken to a farmer who raises elk in Saskatchewan. He had a bald eagle kill an elk calf, without the mother even knowing it.

He also knows of a case of that happening in B.C., too. Neither elk calf was carried away but was killed in a manner to prevent it crying out and alerting it's mother.

Bald eagles are smaller than golden eagles.

Even owls kill and carry and eat 10lb jack rabbits without any trouble.

Many urban parks have coyote populations hiding in the bushes or not hiding.

Mother Nature, contrary to Disney, is both cruel, and omnivorous.

Posted by: Larry at December 19, 2012 10:31 PM
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