SEE IT: Dutch police use eagles to take out drones

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Now that drones are becoming more and more common, law enforcement agencies around the world are developing new measures to take them out.

Enter one of the most majestic creatures on the planet. It's animal vs. machine!

The Dutch national police are testing out eagles thanks to the company Guard From Above.

The groups says the bird's keen eyesight, powerful talons, and lethal hunting instincts are the perfect ammo to take out the newest kind of 21st century vermin.

"It's a low-tech solution to a high-tech problem," a police spokesman said.

A video released by the company shows a bird in action, swooping in using its giant talons to pluck the DJI phantom out of the air.

While the effort remains in a testing phase, Dutch police say the use of birds to combat drones a "very real possibility."

A handler in the video, claims the birds are protected by scales on their feet and legs, but researchers hope to equip the animals with another layer of defense.

A decision by police on whether to move ahead with using the eagles is expected by the end of the year.

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