VIDEO: Golden eagle attempts to snatch toddler

09:04 19 December 2012

Did this toddler have a lucky escape? Picture: YouTube

Did this toddler have a lucky escape? Picture: YouTube

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In a video bound to strike fear into the hearts of most parents, a golden eagle was filmed apparently trying and failing to capture a toddler.

(WARNING: The video below contains mild swearing)

The magnificent bird appears to swoop on the defenceless child in a park in Montreal, Canada, before dropping him to the ground.

The youngster is shown emerging from the incident unharmed.

The footage was later revealed to be a fake, put together by three students who used 3D animation.

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