12/19/2012 07:02 pm ET | Updated Dec 19, 2012

Golden Eagle Snatches Child: Memes And Twitter Reactions Sparked By Video (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

When the world wide web catches hold of viral gold like this hoax video of a golden eagle snatching a baby, the reactions also spread like wildfire.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is how internet memes are born.


The baby-grabbing eagle video was uploaded to YouTube Tuesday evening, and it was only a matter of minutes before social media networks like Twitter erupted to squabble over the authenticity of the video and make light of the absurd situation.

QuickMeme user "reddirter" created this "Misunderstood Eagle" meme:

eagle baby meme

Even the ever-popular "drunk baby" meme made an appearance in the collection of internet parodies on the eagle video:

eagle baby meme

Of course, this baby-snatching eagle wouldn't quite be a viral internet sensation without its own Twitter account: @hideyobabies.

eagle baby twitter parody

Though the creators of the video have since come forth and admitted the eagle video is a hoax, that doesn't seem to take away from the hilarity of the jokes and memes.

Check out Twitter's reaction to this epic prank in the slideshow below.

Eagle Snatches Baby Tweets