Video: These Animals Really Do Not Like Drones

By Carl Engelking | September 16, 2015 4:20 pm

While the Federal Aviation Administration continues to figure how it will incorporate drones safely into the national airspace, our furry and feathered friends have taken matters into their own paws, or talons.

Drones are certainly a divisive topic for the dinner table: They either symbolize a revolutionary, helpful technology, or they symbolize the end to privacy as we know it. To animals, buzzing quadcopters are simply objects that must be destroyed. Immediately.

Animals Attack

A new video, thanks to the team over at Digg, is proof that the animal kingdom’s ire toward drones spans the cornucopia of species. Dogs, birds, cheetahs and rams can all be seen sending drones into a death spiral with unflinching tenacity.

Depending on your feelings regarding the burgeoning drone industry, you’re either cringing as each pricey drone takes a fall, or savoring a healthy portion of schadenfreude.

To our knowledge, no animals were hurt in the making of this video. We can’t say the same for the pocketbooks of the pilots.

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  • nik

    Love the video.
    Cant fault the animals for their reactions.
    I have a catapault awaiting my chance to mimic them.

    • Gabriel Perez

      have fun going to prison.

      • nik

        I dont live in ‘The Land of the Free’ so I dont have to worry about that.

        • Gabriel Perez

          You do realize it is illegal EVERYWHERE. It’s destruction of private property, as well as endangerment. So unless you live on a little island where there are no laws, you go to prison for it.

          • nik

            In the UK, there is a law of trespass.
            Trespassing is a criminal offence.
            So, if someone trespasses on my property, I have the right to evict them, and their junk.

  • Kieron Seymour-Howell

    Fascinating inter-species psychology. Perhaps nature as a whole has an inherent hatred of technology, or non-organic life (their perspective). Does this represent the normal response? What is the percentage of fauna that responds in this manner to a perceived presence from a piece of animated technology? Does all organic life, have this type of response more than 50% of the time, or not? So many questions that perhaps a group should take on as a serious study. Fascinating indeed.

    • nik

      Animals, including us, react to strange organisms violently, its probably part of the survival instinct. Something strange may be dangerous, so kill it quick, before it kills you!
      Ever stamped on a bug?

      • Kieron Seymour-Howell

        No, I don’t react like that to the unknown, nor do I find ”bugs” a threat, except the electronic sort.

        • nik

          Thats because most of the bugs you see are small and familiar.
          If you had a completely strange insect the size of a drone coming rapidly towards you, your reaction would be entirely different.

          • Kieron Seymour-Howell

            You seem to assume much about what “my” reactions would be. It is not usually corresponding to that of the general population in most situations, as far as I have experienced. But it would be interesting to find out.

          • nik

            I reckon it would, but I doubt that it will happen, unless time travel is mastered.
            During the carboniferous age, there were dragonfly’s with a 2 foot wingspan, so there were probably other enormous bugs, and a lot of them would have been carnivorous.
            They would make modern mosquitoes look pretty insignificant.

          • Kieron Seymour-Howell

            Luckily, the properties of matter that comprise the exoskeletons and the energy management capabilities of most insects, tends to mitigate their physical properties.

            For instance, if you “could” inflate a wasp to the size of a F15, it could move at Mach 6 in a straight line, swoop down and pick up a fully loaded tour bus and carry it away at Mach 2, and make a 90° turn at Mach 1…. not something that would be easy to kill. Thankfully the energy requirements and physical properties of such a creature, are impossible. Sleep well!

          • nik

            If we were also enlarged in direct proportion, simultaneously, then they would be no problem.
            The physics of the planet we would have developed on would be equally strange, but given the theory of infinite universes, it may even exist, in one of them.



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