The eagles trained to catch drones

Dutch police are training eagles to grab illegal drones out of the sky.

In the video (which is in Dutch), an eagle is seen swooping towards a hovering drone, grabbing hold of the machine with its talons and flying off.

The birds are taught to treat the drones as if they were a potential meal.

"The bird sees the drone as prey and takes it to a safe area, a place where he does not suffer from other birds or humans," says a statement from the police.

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