What a great story.
A bald eagle destroyed a drone mapping the shoreline of Lake Michigan, sending the miniature surveillance aircraft to its death:
A bald eagle took down a government drone in Michigan, state officials say, "tearing off a propeller and sending the aircraft to the bottom of Lake Michigan." https://t.co/lOAiqKIlm7
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 14, 2020
We agree 100% with Dana Loesch here!
The most American headline you’ll read today: Bald eagle takes out a government drone https://t.co/CLrFDQm5wl
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 14, 2020
Don’t mess with America’s bird:
Data from the flight showed that the eagle struck the drone about seven minutes into its flight, and within a half-second, the drone started to spiral. Three seconds later, the drone’s propeller was torn off, and it fell 160 feet into the water below. https://t.co/QGyZhLs0tr
— KAPP-KVEW (@KAPPKVEW) August 14, 2020
Even better? The state agency flying the drone is known as “EGLE”:
A bald eagle launched an aerial assault on a drone operated by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy — known as EGLE — ripping off a propeller and sending the aircraft into Lake Michigan
— KMOX St. Louis News (@kmoxnews) August 14, 2020
The bald eagle did nothing wrong:
An EGLE drone attacked by an eagle. Are we sure it was an attack?
— Ken Kolker (@kenkolker) August 14, 2020
But EGLE has put out this wanted poster anyway:
— Michigan EGLE (@MichiganEGLE) August 13, 2020