VIDEO: *UPDATE* Eagle Video a FAKE!
It's all a hoax.
The video taken in Montreal's Mont-Royal Park, shows a toddler playing on the ground with an adult nearby.
Out of the clear, blue sky an eagle begins to fly lower until it swoops down and picks up the child. It lost its grip a short time later, sending the child falling to the ground.
The video was posted on Youtube on Tuesday, but there was no indication of when it actually happened. By the middle of the day on Wednesday, it was seen by 1.2 million people.
But confirmation came on Wednesday afternoon, from the Centre NAD in Montreal.
On a blog, came this response:
The “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” video, uploaded to YouTube on the evening of December 18, was made by Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin, students at Centre NAD, in the production simulation workshop class of the Bachelors degree in 3D Animation and Digital Design.
The video shows a royal eagle snatching a young kid while he plays under the watch of his dad. The eagle then drops the kid a few feet away. Both the eagle and the kid were created in 3D animation and integrated in to the film afterwards.
The video has already received more than 1,200,000 views on YouTube and has been mentioned by dozens of media in Canada and abroad.
The production simulation workshop class, offered in fifth semester, aims to produce creative projects according to industry production and quality standards while developing team work skills. Hoaxes produced in this class have already garnered attention, amongst others a video of a penguin having escaped the Montreal Biodôme.