Crazy Photo Shows An Angry Eagle Trying To Fly Away With A Young Child
From man-eating sharks to venomous snakes, it seems like everything Down Under is trying to kill you. However, one family thought they had signed up for a contained animal experience, which turned out to be anything but.
The popular ‘Eagle Encounter’ show at Alice Springs Desert Park gives visitors a chance to get up close with Australia’s largest bird of prey, the Wedge-tailed Eagle. The choreographed spectacle took a turn for the unexpected when one attendee got a little too close for comfort.
During the finale of the show, the Wedge-tailed eagle went rogue and flew straight at a six-year-old boy in the audience, attempting to snatch him up like a small animal. Luckily, the park staff were quick to intervene and the boy was only left with a superficial gash to his face.
The terrifying moment was captured by multiple people who were also in attendance and shared on Instagram. In their captions, people shared the experience from their vantage points as well as what provoked this Wedge-tailed eagle’s attack.