‘Eagle tries to snatch kid’ video is fake, animation studio confirms

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You have likely seen the video circulating online that allegedly shows a Canadian toddler being snatched by an eagle while playing in a park near Montreal. 

The video went viral late Tuesday and has spread like wildfire on social media.

However, the video prompted many to wonder if it was real or a hoax.

If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch it below. Warning: There is one expletive in the video at around :15.

On Wednesday afternoon, a Toronto animation studio claimed the video and confirmed it was fake.

In a blog post, the Centre NAD writes:

“Both the eagle and the kid were created in 3D animation and integrated into the film afterwards.”

The studio is known for its hoaxes, including video of a penguin that had escaped the Montreal Biodome.

The goal of such projects is “to produce creative projects according to industry production and quality standards while developing team work skills.”