As quadcopters and other remote controlled flying devices becomes more popular—and laws against them become more restrictive—law enforcement is left with the challenge of taking increasingly large numbers of law-breaking drones out of the sky.

Some agencies opt for anti-drone drones. The military can usually just shoot ’em down. But the Dutch have a clever solution: trained eagles.

The Dutch National Police force, along with a bird-of-prey training company called Guard From Above, have taught at least one eagle to recognize a DJI drone and—when commanded—how to grab it out of the air.

Not much training required – plenty of footage of this behavior in the wild. The noise is probably enough…


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