Eagle Attacks Drone

The drone pilot, from Australia, comments on the encounter:

**Eagle was fine – she was massive, and used talon’s to ‘punch’ the drone out of the sky. Hung around overhead so I got a really good look. Eagle’s health was my main concern also**

This is the last thing a small bird sees when a Wedge-Tailed Eagle decides that you are dinner…

Do not fly drones near birds of prey, they clearly attack seeing you as a threat or the right sized dinner. This will cost you money and potentially harm to the bird. This one was fine.. the drone needed some attention before it could fly again.

If you see a bird of prey while flying. Land. I have added this to my operating procedure.

Turkey on a Treadmill

Not every turkey winds up sharing part of a plate with some cranberry sauce. A few turkeys, including the one below, play a role in scientific research.

Here’s the description accompanying the YouTube video from The Roberts Lab at Brown University:

This turkey is one of Dr. Thomas Roberts’ research subjects at Brown University. Dr. Roberts studies biomechanics (how animals move) and his research on running turkeys is being used to help build better prosthetics, treat neuromuscular diseases, and design new robots. Also, it just looks awesome. This turkey is running about 4 meters/second.

For more on Dr. Roberts’ research, listen to his episode of “You’re the Expert,” where three comedians interview him about his research and findings at http://www.theexpertshow.com/listen/

Video courtesy of The Roberts Lab at Brown University: http://brown.edu/research/labs/robertslab