Eagle attempts to fly away with boy in Australia

A Wedge-tailed Eagle tried to fly away with a terrified boy at a popular wildlife show in Central Australia.

A crowd of stunned onlookers watched the enormous bird latch its talons on to the screaming boy’s head during a show at Alice Springs Desert Park.

Witnesses said the bird attempted to pick him up “like a small animal”.

The boy – believed to be between six and eight years old – escaped with a “superficial” gash to his face.

The boy’s mother was visiting the park with her husband on 6 July when the attack occurred.

The attack left the boy crying and bleeding, but his injuries were not severe.

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