As recreational use of drones around the world continues to soar, authorities have been forced to get creative with how they deal with drones that fly into restricted airspace. In December, Tokyo police launched a drone designed to take out other drones with a net. In October, British tech companies unveiled a drone “death ray,” which can disable drones in mid-flight.
Now, police in the Netherlands are turning to nature for another possible solution: eagles.
The birds of prey are a “low-tech solution to a high-tech problem,” a police spokesman told Reuters. The news service reports that the Hague-based raptor security firm Guard From Above is working in conjunction with police to train the eagles.