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Re: SV: BALD EAGLE! yikes!
> Would that have been a first? A human taken by an eagle?
No. IIRC there are at least two recorded cases of 2-3 year old
children being taken by golden eagles in Europe. One survived and was
rescued from the mountains (lived into her hundreds, again IIRC), the
other did not.
As was mentioned, *Harpagornis* could well have taken down humans.
Sucker had talons like tiger claws. And if we broaden the scope, we
have *Australopithecus* fossils that show evidence of being taken out
by a variant of the primate-preferring crowned eagle.