Wedge-tailed eagle takes down drone flying over West Australian wheat farm – ABC Rural – ABC News


A wedge-tailed eagle has attacked and badly damaged a drone flying over farm machinery in Western Australia.

Leigh Nairn was using the drone in photo mode to check the set-up of his airseeder when the eagle swooped and knocked the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) out of the sky.

The farmer from Binnu, north of Geraldton, said the bird grabbed the drone with its talons.

“I had the drone up just doing a bit of scouting in a paddock, checking the airseeder to see how it was all going in, and then out of nowhere to the left a big wedgie came in and attacked my drone,” he said.

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