I just saw this on our local news and was surprised nobody else had posted it here yet.


Easily the truly stupidest idea I have ever seen - Dutch Police train Eagle to take down drone.

Better than the UnAmerican Eagle in the Our Man Flint Movies (that dates me a bit I'm afraid.)


Might be Ok with a $30.00 toy, but even a phantom would/could seriously damage an Eagle and a heavy quad or X* could cut it to ribbons.

This is right up there with introducing rabbits or cane toads to Australia (and that worked out so well).

Managed to offend three groups at once with this one, Animal rights People, Us and sane people everywhere and the news media is eating it up.

I used to think it was because anything sensational attracted them, now I think it's because they are just plain stupid.

I happily invite all comments, pro or negative to this post, you can see my stand, but I can't help but feel that most of you will be pretty disgusted by this as well. :)

Best Regards to you all,

Gary McCray - DronesAreFun

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  • @Coastwise - That's an extract from the new FAA docs I assume….

  • A drone when threatened by large birds might use an automatically deployed, light weight, 'taser system'.
  • Yep couldn't stop thinking of Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does.

  • Really like the Angry Birds Slingshot solution Patrick.

    Every bit as practical as the "Dutch Anti-Aircraft Eagle Solution".

  • Haha, @Patrick Poirier you have the best comments! 10 Likes from me over the pages here, this thread becomes a chill-out zone. But nothing is wrong with that because it shows how lunatic the "drone-hunting-eagle" idea really is.

  • @John

    You are absolutely right !!  A good old reliable system:


  • That's it! Horny Kamikaze bees.

    They'll just need little suits of armour.

    (Or is that  'suits of amour'?).

    Someone, somewhere, will make Vice President out of this, you watch.

  • The Dutch Police and Amazon should get together.  Their drone "expertise" will cancel and then we will have it - package delivery by eagle!

  • Ok

    Techy solution for Techy problem....

    Let's build a Cloud  of MILLIONS of these and get feeds of all the world's web cam so we can shoot the bandits down !!


  • Can you stop birds of prey from trying to take down the drone anyway? There's always the bees.

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