Dutch train eagles to take down drones

Posted at 10:52 AM, May 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-30 11:00:59-04

Dutch police have been training eagles to prevent unwanted or dangerous drone use.

A firm in the Netherlands is honing the practice.
Guard From Above, based in The Hague, teaches eagles to intercept small unmanned drones that could pose risks to aircrafts, drop smuggled goods into jails or fly dangerously over public events. In Europe and elsewhere security officials are haunted by the idea of terrorists using drones, according to a New York Times report Saturday.
The Metropolitan Police Service in London is also thinking about using trained birds to combat drones. The advantage of these formidable fowl is that they can bring drones to the ground without crashing them, which would pose a risk to people below, the New York Times reported.