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Police eagles attack drones in Holland

Old 13th Sep 2016, 17:24
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Police eagles attack drones in Holland

Dutch police fight drones with eagles - BBC News
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Old 13th Sep 2016, 21:15
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"Animal welfare campaigners have raised concerns"
I wonder if they'd be so concerned if THEIR kid was saved by an eagle taking down a UAV bomb?
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Old 13th Sep 2016, 21:17
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This works until the first shock-delivering drone.
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Old 13th Sep 2016, 21:28
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The moment one of these birds damages a foot on a drone it will be unable to feed. I am with the animal welfare lot for once
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Old 13th Sep 2016, 22:49
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May I suggest Australian Wedgetails, their toes are like kitchen knives. Having had several experiences of their attentions coming at my hang glider out of the sun with those massive talons outstretched I have no worries that they are not up to the job. They are not all of the right stuff though, on one flight about 4,000ft up over a place called Beaudesert several years ago, one flew over and landed on my wing tip and perched there for a ride for a minute or so. Must have thought it was a cool kind of surf board in the air. No sign of any scratches on inspecting the sail after landing.
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 03:32
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Go, the Eagles!!

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Old 14th Sep 2016, 03:55
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Good for the Eagles, still i'd be concerned they would be hurt if they were hit by one of the props.
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 06:03
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The obvious issue with using these birds near aerodromes is that they're a bit like the ornithological Clint Eastwood.

They won't swerve for anyone or anything.
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 08:32
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Id "like" to see these birds take on bigger drones with carbon fibre blades?

I do not think this is a good idea.
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 09:46
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Seems a great opportunity for some 'drone pigeon' shooting practice with high power 12 bore. Environment friendly hunting. "No animals/birds were injured in this pursuit."
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 19:31
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Maybe like this: https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/...ts_down_drone/
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