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The Dutch Police Are Training Eagles To Take Down Drones

Drones vs. Eagles: Which do you think will win?

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Drones have been the most dominating toy in the sky these days. They have become so popular that some cities around world decided to make them illegal. However, a drone is not really something that is hard to find. With so many people owning one right now, authorities are thinking out-of-the-box to come up with a solution on how to stop or destroy drones that are illegally flown up in the air.

One of the solutions they thought might work is to hire eagles to take down these things. It is such a bizarre idea that was brought up by the Dutch National Police.

An eagle taking down a drone during training.

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Apparently, the Dutch authorities have been planning to counter the undesirable use of these machines over their airspace for years. They have tried several solutions but all of these have miserably failed.

Now, they are planning to make use of the eagle’s hunting ability, even calling it a “low-tech solution to a high-tech problem.”

For centuries, the mighty eagle had dominated the sky above. They were untouchables. They have incredible eyesight and have very lethal claws that could slice through their prey. However, with the rise of new innovations, eagles slowly became a mystery.

With the eagle’s natural hunting instincts, authorities would like to take advantage of that to intercept illegal drones. They think it is safer and quicker.

An eagle attacking a drone.

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Dutch Police admitted that there are drones being used today by syndicates for their criminal activities. What the authorities are trying to accomplish here is to control the usage and prevent it from getting out of hand.

The Police said that the project is still a work in progress. As of the moment, they have not used the animal for any actual operation but with the help of Guards From Above, a company that specializes in training eagles, it wouldn’t be long before they unleash these beautiful animals to help them take down drones.

Watch the eagle in action.

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9 of the Most Unusual Service Animals

Apparently, dogs are not the only animals capable of providing emotional support.

Animals have developed remarkable senses to help them adapt to their environment. Because of these heightened senses, they have become useful to humans, especially when it comes to sensing impending danger for them or guiding those with disabilities.

When it comes to service animals, a dog is the most commonly used, although the use of horses and monkeys has also been documented.

But have you heard of reptiles or pigs used as support animals by people with disabilities or health conditions? Here are some of the most unusual service animals.

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Watch This Brown Bear ‘Chill’ With An Alaskan Guy

What would you do if a wild bear sits and ‘chills’ next to you.

Bears, though popular as stuffed toys, are actually fierce in real life.

People cannot actually hug and cuddle with it in ways kids do with their teddies. No matter how furry and fluffy they look like, truth is, they are ferocious as lions.

However, we were totally left in awe after watching a video of a random bear that came out of nowhere and suddenly decided to hang out with an Alaskan camper.

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Hilarious Parrot Has An Evil Laugh Like a Super Villain

Here’s the parrot who became a YouTube celebrity because of its blood-curdling laugh.

"Of all the creatures on Earth, only two can produce human language: humans and birds. Of the few birds that can imitate human speech and sounds — including mynah birds, crows, and ravens — parrots are clearly the best at it," writes Ashley P. Taylor in her Audubon magazine article, "Why do parrots talk?"

Taylor added, "Pet parrots have all the essential conditions for picking up language — time, inspiration, and mental ability."

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