Michigan Bald Eagle Attacks Drone, Rips Off Propeller

A bald eagle in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula attacked a shoreline mapping drone on July 21, ripping off its propeller and sending it down in 4 feet of water. In its last 3.5 seconds of operation, the drone sent out 27 frantic distress messages. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, owner of the drone, is considering a strategy to deter additional attacks.  It reached out to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to see if a citation might be issued to the rogue eagle, but was told that nature is sometimes cruel and nothing could be done.  The leading idea now is a small air-to-air missile.  (Just kidding). 

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