Hawk vs. Drone

via CNet:

Drones have it kind of tough nowadays. Not only do people think drones flying around are annoying (or worse), camera-toting remote-controlled gizmos often find themselves attacked by planes, sharks and, now, hawks.

The drone in the above video, owned by Christopher Schmidt, is just minding its business flying around the skies above Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, Mass., when a hawk seemingly comes out of nowhere and, in one fell swoop, throws the drone to the ground.

The hawk, a natural predator, likely thought the drone was invading its turf, and, according to Schmidt’s report, happily retreated after defeating its prey. Fortunately, both the hawk and the drone came away from the brief scuttle unscathed.

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5 Comments on "Hawk vs. Drone"

  1. invading its territory. scaring its food. just making too much noise for bird ears. enough reason to put it on the ground like the trash it is.

  2. InfvoCuernos | Oct 11, 2014 at 3:45 pm |

    With the sun to its back like a fighter pilot, Awesome!

  3. JohnFrancisBittrich | Oct 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm |

    The raptor/robot wars have begun!

  4. Score one for nature.

    • Michael416 | Oct 12, 2014 at 2:48 pm |

      Pound for pound its hard to compete with nature. Through millions of years of natural selection its been able to adapt to many environments.

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