Eagle – 1, Drone – 0 (VIDEO)
Never fly a drone in eagle country. They’ll either see it as dinner or consider it an enemy invader, causing a Black-Hawk-Down situation, as one Australian man found out.
The graceful 2-meter wedge-tailed eagle has amazing vision, as the video shows. You can see the bird flying in for the kill from afar and taking down the unsuspecting electronic one.
Thankfully, the bird was fine. The drone was not so lucky.
The 15-second encounter has led the aspiring pro Melbourne drone flyer and photographer to change his operating guidelines and advise others to do the same.
“The drone needed some attention before it could fly again,” Adam Lancaster wrote on YouTube. He explains that birds of prey “clearly attack seeing you as a threat or the right sized dinner.”