Watch an Eagle Punch a Drone Out of the Sky

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This bird of prey was not having it.

An eagle recently discovered another great use for drones—as a punching bag. Adam Lancaster saw this in action recently, when a wedge-tailed eagle spiked his drone to the ground.

Lancaster, an amateur drone photographer based out of Melbourne, Australia, tells Buzzfeed he was flying a drone in nearby Skye when he spotted the eagle circling the area.

The eagle disappeared, then reappeared, only to mightily whack the drone, knocking it down. According to Lancaster’s YouTube description and comments, the eagle appears fine, while his drone incurred about $10 worth of damages.

Well played, nature.

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