A video of a golden eagle swooping down and snatching a toddler off the ground in Montreal before letting go has sparked an online buzz amid mounting doubts over the authenticity of the footage.
Coming just a week after a monkey wearing a sheepskin coat was found wandering around a parking lot in Toronto, the video purports to show the massive eagle -- with a roughly six-foot (two-meter) wing span -- circling a public park.
The eagle then swoops down, lifts an unsuspecting toddler off the ground by its winter coat and carries it a few feet before dropping it on the grass.
After cursing in English, the French-speaking man filming the incident races over to comfort the bewildered child, who starts crying but does not appear to have been seriously hurt.
But several journalists who watch the Internet closely claim the video is likely fake.
"Yes the eagle video is fake, but it's a really well made fake,"