Eagles Are Being Trained to Grab Drones From the Sky

The Dutch police are training eagles to grab rogue drones from the sky and bring them to justice.

The video shows an eagle clutching a drone midair and taking it down a few feet. However, this leaves open the possibility of birds getting hurt by drones’ robot blades; a Dutch police spokesperson said they are looking into ways to protect the eagles from injuries, Engadget reported.

The Dutch police partnered with Denmark-based raptor training company Guard From Above to train eagles to go after drones, according to a statement on the National Police Corps’ website.

The police will decide whether eagles are an appropriate method to prevent unwanted drone use “in a few months.”

The Dutch police are also looking into other ways to keep unwanted or dangerous drones out of the sky, including hacking and taking over their control signals and using safety nets.

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