Eagle takes on drone in Australia. Eagle wins.

Written by on August 12, 2015 in Critters vs Humans vs Critters - No comments

Photographer Adam Lancaster was flying his drone for a bird’s eye view of the Australian landscape when he encountered an eagle with different priorities.

His company, Melbourne Aerial Video, posted a video of the encounter on YouTube, assuring viewers the eagle emerged with little more than ruffled feathers. The drone? Not so lucky.

“**Eagle was fine – she was massive, and used talon’s to ‘punch’ the drone out of the sky. Hung around overhead so i got a really good look. Eagle’s health was my main concern also**

This is the last thing a small bird sees when a Wedge-Tailed Eagle decides that you are dinner…

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Do not fly drones near birds of prey, they clearly attack seeing you as a threat or the right sized dinner. This will cost you money and potentially harm to the bird. This one was fine.. the drone needed some attention before it could fly again.

 

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If you see a bird of prey while flying. Land. I have added this to my operating procedure.”

Watch the video in slow motion here.

 

Photos Melbourne Aerial Video/YouTube

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