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.