Wedge tailed eagles and human predation ?

To: Terry Bell <>, chatline canberrabirds <>
Subject: Wedge tailed eagles and human predation ?
From: steven <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 03:49:26 +0000
All I would say that in those days a lot of these types of stories were fabricated to justify shooting of potential predators of livestock, ala the Thylacine.

Steve C.

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From: Terry Bell <>
Date: 14/03/2018 1:26 PM (GMT+10:00)
To: chatline canberrabirds <>
Subject: Wedge tailed eagles and human predation ?

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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