That viral video where a hawk dropped a snake on a Melbourne family.. Is a FAKE.

The video was posted under a fake name ‘Douglas Wong’ by Hawthorn FC.

That’s right!

It was for the launch of the clubs final’s campaign.

A Hawthorn spokesperson said “It was quite incredible,”

“We wanted everyone to know that it’s September and the Hawks are on the attack and hopefully we’ve succeeded.

 “Our aim was to create a real buzz around the launch of our seventh consecutive finals campaign and really get people talking.


 “The debate over its authenticity has been had by various media outlets across both Australia and the globe.

  “Hopefully we haven’t scared too many people off a BBQ by the Yarra.”

The video has received 5 million views in 48 hours.