Eagle takes umbrage with interloping drone

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Eagle takes umbrage with interloping drone

You know who hates drones -- I mean besides homeowners, fishermen, chimpanzees and the San Bernardino Fire Department? Eagles, that's who. When Melbourne Aerial Video recently sent one of its quadcopters over a wooded area to capture footage, a Wedge-Tailed Eagle with a 2-meter wingspan was having none of it. Within moments of taking off from its perch, the eagle had punched the UAV from the air and sent it tumbling to the ground.

"Eagle was fine — she was massive, and used talon's to 'punch' the drone out of the sky. Hung around overhead so I got a really good look," the video's description states. "Eagle's health was my main concern also." The moral of this story: Nature may abhor a vacuum but it downright despises your quadcopter.

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