A man in Canada has filmed the terrifying moment a golden eagle swooped on a baby in a park and lifted the child into the air.
The cameraman was filming the enormous bird flying above a Montreal park when the renowned hunter suddenly dived towards the ground and grabbed its prey by the baby’s thick winter jacket.
The eagle then began to flap its wings quickly in an attempt to fly off with the infant still in its claws.
The giant predator only managed to lift the child around a metre off the ground before dropping it on its side.
A woman and the man filming the scene rushed over to the child who was crying but appeared to be unhurt.
Golden eagles, which are found in the northern hemisphere, are well known for their hunting ability and can pick up rabbits, squirrels and small rodents with ease using their sharp talons.
The birds of prey have even been known to attack foxes and goats and in Mongolia nomads have used the predators to hunt wolves.
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Author: Martin Zavan, Approving editor: Matthew Henry