Dutch Police Downing Drones with Eagles
Now, police in the Netherlands are turning to nature for another possible solution for taking down non-complying drones.
The birds of prey are a "low-tech solution to a high-tech problem," a police spokesman told Reuters. The news service reports that the Hague-based raptor security firm Guard From Above is working in conjunction with police to train the eagles.
The eagles can be seen in action in a video released by Dutch police. It shows two eagles in a warehouse with their handlers, taking out drones in the air. The drones are slightly smaller than the birds, and the birds are able to grasp them with their talons and bring them to the ground.