Eagle Attacks Australian Boy at Birds of Prey Show
The birds of prey show at Alice Springs Desert Park had to be cut short after a wedge-tailed eagle latched on to a boy's head with its talons.
The show is advertised as a chance to "get up close with Australia’s largest bird of prey, the wedge-tailed eagle." I don't think this is what they meant. A visitor was able to catch a photo of the incident:
A spokeswoman released this statement:
"On Wednesday, 6 July, an incident occurred at the Alice Springs Desert Park where an eagle made contact with an audience member. A thorough investigation regarding the circumstances behind this incident is under way and the eagle will be removed from the show while this investigation is ongoing."
The boy was taken to first aid. He's lucky, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia's largest bird of prey.
Read more at The Guardian.