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UPDATED: Golden eagle ‘snatches playing toddler’… but it's a fake

Either way, it’s terrifying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE0Q904gtMI

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Updated 5.27pm

FILMED IN A park in Montreal, this footage appears to show a golden eagle snatching a child, then dropping it a few feet later.

Happily (for the toddler, anyway) it’s emerged that the video is probably a fake. This Gawker post explains why.

Conservationists have also raised concerns about the clip, saying that staging events like this could further endanger already-scarce bird species.

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