By David-Aghadiuno Published 07/12/2016 08:31:00 | Views: 2443
The moment the eagle tried to carry the boy off (Picture: Instagram/55Chris)

These shocking images show the moment that an eagle attempted to carry away a young boy during a wildlife show in Australia.

The wedge-tailed eagle sank its talons into the little boy’s head as it reportedly tried to pick him up ‘like a small animal’.

The boy screamed as it went for him and he was fortunate enough to suffer from little more than a few scratches.

Christine O’Connell, who was present at the show and witnessed the incident take place, said: ‘A fellow who was sitting closer said the little boy kept running his zipper up and down’.

Staff at Alice Springs Desert Park in central Australia moved in to take control and the boy was left crying, according to the BBC.

Eagle carries boy  Christine O'Connell / Instagram: 55chris

The eagle tried to carry the boy away, according to witnesses (Picture: Instagram/55Chris)

Eagle carries boy  Christine O'Connell / Instagram: 55chris

The boy was left with a bleeding head (Picture: Instagram/55chris)

Keenan Lucas told NT News: ‘We’re at the bird show in the afternoon, having a great time and looking forward to seeing the wedge-tailed eagle come out for the finale.

‘The bird then flew over the crowd and tried to grab on to a young boy’s head. He screamed, the mother was distraught and the presenters wrapped up the show very quickly.’

By David-Aghadiuno 07/12/2016 08:31:00

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