The eagles give up in the face of drones in the netherlands

News 10 December, 2017
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    Sunday, December 10, 2017 19:37

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    Before the proliferation of drones in the skies of the netherlands, the police had decided to draw the eagles to remove these devices when they were in forbidden areas. A year later, the raptors have surrendered.

    According to “The World”, the police decided to put an end to his experience, in the absence of conclusive results. In fact, the police have found that the eagles are trained to hunt the drones have quickly been overwhelmed by the technological innovation. The latest devices have become so fast and agile that they are able to evade birds of prey with sudden turns and changes in altitude.

    In addition, the Dutch police has realized that the eagles are not as easy to establish as expected, and that the cost of the dressing is higher than estimated.

    The use of eagles seemed promising to clean up the sky from the airports or to protect the dignitaries of the drones. “It is a solution to the “low-tech” for a problem “high-tech”, had also explained the spokesman of the national police, Dennis Janus, during a demonstration in 2016, according to remarks reported by AFP.

    Furthermore, the Dutch police has abandoned another draft animal; use of rats to sniff out traces of gun powder, drugs, or cigarettes. The use of these rodents had to be more economic than the dogs, but has not obtained the expected success.