I’ve seen this video literally everywhere this morning (literally), so I figured it might as well be on FilmDrunk. Basically, a golden eagle, a bird which has been known to snatch Blackberries in Sandra Bullock movies, tried to snatch a kid from a playground in Montreal, and some Frenchy recorded it (barely). Apparently this kind of thing is not that rare. Which is why, when I get rich, I’m buying on of these things for each shoulder. Then I’ll use them to steal unwanted children. I call it “A Modest The Proposal.”
This sort of thing actually happens from time to time in the eagle’s habitat. About a decade ago, a bald eagle with an intimidating six-foot wingspan terrorized the beaches of New Hampshire, injuring two adults and one baby. It’s hardly a new phenomenon, too. Way back in 1868, an eagle successfully stole a small boy from a yard in Tennessee and carried it two miles before a hunter’s shots scared the eagle into dropping the child, “a fine, healthy, rosy boy, with torn clothes, but otherwise uninjured.” Mountain goats tend not to be so lucky. [TheAtlantic]
Yeah, that Gandalf can be a real dick sometimes.