Wedge tailed eagles and human predation ?

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Subject: Wedge tailed eagles and human predation ?
From: Terry Bell <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 02:25:54 +0000
Some years ago I conversed with a seemingly reliable old fellow from Braidwood 
whose wife at the time ran the local paper.

He swears by this story that took place on a rural property when he was about 
eight and his toddler younger sister under two.

Happily playing close to the homestead, suddenly daylight was blocked by the 
shadow of a huge bird that seemed to appear from nowhere.
It was just as well that this brave little boy was first to react by grabbing 
his sister by the legs to prevent her from being lifted off the ground as the 
eagle had a firm grip.

The yelling and screaming alerted the childrens’ mother who rushed out of the 
kitchen with broom in hand to drive off the vey determined eagle

At the time I remember saying that I had never read  or heard anything in the 
media about an incident of this nature.

We should remember that for many years it was widely considered that dingos 
would not attack children. It is likely that over the centuries aboriginal 
infants have been taken.

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