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Viral video fakeout: Eagle snatches baby

Eagle baby

Thanks to  from WTVR in Richmond, Va., for this story.

MONTREAL – By now most of you have seen the video of the eagle trying to pluck a Canadian baby from his parents. 

Don’t worry, giant birds aren’t descending from their nests to steal your children… yet. 

Haven’t seen the video yet? Watch it here.

WARNING: The cameraman utters an expletive around 15 seconds in.

Many have been skeptical of this “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” video since the beginning. 

Now, some of the best proof from YouTube user Cyatek who breaks down the video.

They break down the effects in the baby’s fall back to the ground pointing to the lack of shadow in some frames.

According to National Geographic, golden eagles are the largest bird of prey in North America and are protected by law.

They’re just not immune to the skilled hand of a video editor.