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17th Aug 2017

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Dutch police train eagles to fight drones

Dutch police have become the first in the world to employ eagles to take down illegal drones. "It's a low-tech solution to a hi-tech problem," police spokesman Dennis Janus told the BBC. About 100 officers will be trained to work with the eagles, which will be deployed whenever drones are believed to be posing a threat to the public or flying close to airports or sensitive areas.

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