THE NETHERLANDS - Remember when drones were just some high-tech thing of the future? The future is NOW and the drones are getting smaller and more capable everyday. But, can they outwit one of nature`s most menacing predators?
Police in The Netherlands have been testing bald eagles trained to swoop in and take out the unmanned electronic interlopers that some say have become a nuisance.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, this past October, pilots reported 100 drone sightings a month. If not stopped, the rogue drones could lead to catastrophic results.
No word yet on whether the birds can be harmed. But the Dutch company behind this talon-ted idea calls it's a low-tech solution to a high-tech problem.
And before "the eagle has landed," just imagine this from the drone's point of view.
Yikes! No need for us to droan on any longer.