Insane Video Shows Bird Flying With ‘Shark’ In Its Talons

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, Weird
Published 06.07.20

Pretty crazy footage shows an eagle-thingy flying about with what looks like a shark in its talons, but probably isn’t.

There’s some crazy stuff going on in the world right now, and the last thing we needed were massive birds carrying sharks out of the sea. Absolutely unnecessary.

What if the eagles are in cahoots with the sharks to carry them onto land and drop them on people to take over the world? That would be awful… or as I like to call it, 2020!!! AM I RIGHT, FELLAS? WHAT A TERRIBLE, AWFUL YEAR THIS IS!!! 2020 HAS BEEN HORRIBLE!!!!!!

Now this video has been going viral as it shows what looks like an eagle carrying what looks like a shark over what looks like a beach. Given that, on the whole, sharks are bigger than eagles, more than a few people are pretty dubious about what’s actually going on, with some people thinking that the fish is actually a dogfish, mackerel, tuna, ladyfish or bluefish.

What was that bird’s game anyway? Just flying about in circles when it catches a fish. That would be like me buying something at Sainsbury’s with the hopes of cooking it for dinner, but then running around, flapping a packet of pasta and some mince in the air.

Just eat it, man. Stop showing off your fish. I get it, you caught a fish. Don’t be a dick about it.

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The general idea in the comments is that the bird is an Osprey, but I was more interested in this one, that read:

Wow. What a view of that. I felt that in my stomach like I was on a ride. First time I thought of how scared the fish was gasping for air and wondering where the heck it is. Wow amazing footage“.

A lot to take in there. Would a fish be gasping for air? Probably not, but hey, I’m glad this person enjoyed the video so viscerally.

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