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Large eagle grabs 7-year-old boy and tries to fly away with him during wildlife show

By Mason White 3:16 PM July 13, 2016
Eagle grabbing little boy during show 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A little boy screamed in panic after a large eagle grabbed him and tried to fly away during a popular wildlife show in Australia.

A crowd of stunned spectators watched the huge bird grab the 7-year-old child’s head during the show at the Alice Springs Desert Park in Flynn.

Witnesses said that the bird tried to pick the boy up like prey.

The boy managed to escape with just a slight injury to his face.

The attack left the child crying and bleeding. The attack lasted just a couple of seconds before the park staff intervened. The show was stopped after the attack.

The boy was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The park issued a statement, saying that on Wednesday, an incident occurred at the Alice Springs Desert Park, where an eagle made contact with an audience member.

The parks launched an investigation into the circumstances behind this incident. The eagle was removed from the show, pending the outcome of the investigation.