Bald eagle takes out EGLE’s drone because it’s 2020 and irony is dead

Bald eagle yelling with beak open Don’t eff with this bird | Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images

A bald eagle beat the crap out of a government drone mapping the shoreline of Lake Michigan, ripping off its propeller and sending it plunging to the lake’s bottom, according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

Yes. The agency operating the drone murdered by an eagle goes by the acronym EGLE.

The agency says the incident happened near Escanaba in the Upper Peninsula area of Michigan last month. EGLE environmental air quality analyst and drone pilot Hunter King was using the drone to map shoreline erosion when the drama started. The drone started spinning as it was headed for home, King says, “like a really bad rollercoaster ride.” A couple of nearby eagle-watchers said they saw an eagle strike something,…

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