An eight-year-old girl was attacked by a golden eagle after the bird mistook her for its prey during a display at a festival in the Issyk-Kul region of Central Asia's Kyrgyzstan, reports Daily Mail.
Footage aired by Khaleej Times shows the hunting bird swooping on the child as shocked spectators watched and rushed over to free the girl after the eagle, with a wingspan of more than 6ft, clamping down on her with its talons.
The girl was taken to her mother who was also watching the performance at the local festival, called Teskey Zheek. Doctors who examined her said that the child's back was badly scratched, she needed 'several stitches', received head injuries and was left 'shocked and distressed'.
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