A wedge-tailed eagle at Alice Springs Desert Park, Australia, flies at a young boy and latches on to his head.
Photograph: Christine O’Connell/@55chris
A wedge-tailed eagle that was part of a birds of prey show at Alice
Springs Desert Park flew at a young boy and latched on to his head with
its talons instead of flying over to a perch as it had been trained to.
The moment was captured by a visitor to the park, Christine
O’Connell, who uploaded an image on to Instagram of the eagle seemingly
attempting to drag away the boy, who was wearing a green hoodie.
O’Connell wrote as the caption: “At a nature park in Alice Springs we
decided to go to a bird show the young boy in the green kept pulling
his zipper up and down. For some reason the wedge-tailed eagle did not
like it and instead of flying over to the log he is meant to for a photo
opportunity he flew straight at the young boy and attacked him.”...https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jul/12/eagle-attacks-boy-at-birds-of-prey-show-in-alice-springs