Dutch police train eagles to pluck amateur drones from the sky
Dutch police are training eagles to remove drones they say pose a threat to public safety, Euronews reports.
Sjoerd Hoogendoorn of “Guard from Above,” the company working with police to develop the concept, said the birds must be trained to recognise the drones as prey.
Hoogendoorn said their claws are tough enough to seize most amateur drones without injury from the blades.
The birds are rewarded with a piece of meat after each successful foray.
Police are expected to make a decision on whether to go ahead with using the eagles is expected by the end of the year.