WTE child attack - not an urban myth.

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Subject: WTE child attack - not an urban myth.
From: Terry Bird <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 06:00:15 +0000
Following recent recent contributions about possible wedge tail eagle attacks 
on small children let me relate an account I heard about 10 years from a very 
reliable senior citizen in Braidwood who was married at the time to a 
journalist in charge of the local newspaper.

This fellow described in detail an incident which took place on an isolated 
rural property when he was about 8 years of age  and outside playing with 
younger children and family members.
An eagle suddenly appeared from nowhere, fastened on to his young sister aged 
about 2 or 3 years at the time and managed to lift her off the ground.

It was only the immediate actions of this brave young boy  who flung himself 
over the child that prevented an almost certain tragedy which apparently always 
remained vivid in this persons memory.

At the time of listening to this graphic account I can remember expressing my 
great surprise and enquired at the assembled dinner group why  we had never 
heard of any reports or documentation of incidents of this nature.

In the event of any COG member requiring further information I am willing to 
make further enquiries about names, dates, location etc.

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