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How two film students duped the world

A Canadian film school says its students created the video which has gone viral worldwide.

This screenshot, taken from a video with 3D animations, shows a fake eagle picking up a computer-generated baby in a park in Montreal, Canada.

JOHANNESBURG - A video, which appears to show a Golden Eagle swooping down on a park in Montreal, Canada, and snatching up a baby before dropping it, is a hoax.

The film which has received over 14 million views on YouTube has gone viral worldwide, with many local and international media houses publishing it in the last 48 hours.

But Canada's Centre NAD (National Animation and Design) released a statement on Wednesday night confirming that the video was made by two students.

"Both the eagle and the kid were created in 3D animation and integrated into the film afterwards," the centre said.

"The production simulation workshop class, offered in fifth semester, aims to produce creative projects according to industry production and quality standards while developing team work skills."

To see if the students would fool you, click on the video above.

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