On October 1, Christopher Schmidt was piloting his Phantom FC40 quadcopter drone when a young red-tailed hawk dove down and knocked it out of the sky. The on-board camera captured the event in exquisite detail:
The pilot saw the attack coming:
In Schmidt’s words, the bird “wasn’t too happy” with its presence…. “As soon as he flew at me, I throttled down the props to try to minimize any harm to the bird,” Schmidt wrote alongside his upload of the video on YouTube.
This was a win for the hawk. A win for nature against encroaching humanity. Aw heck, let’s just pull out all the stops: a win for America against prying and snooping of the NSA!!!! (I know, right? We privacy-minded Americans should invest in falconries across the nation and grow a veritable fleet of hawks trained to attack those snooping drones) OK, Pinky & the Brain moment is over….
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