Bald eagle attacks EGLE drone, sends it into Lake Michigan

Published by FREEP.COM

Near Escanaba, nature and mankind clashed as a bald eagle waged an attack on an EGLE drone 162 feet above the waters of Lake Michigan.

Nature won the battle, and the drone now rests on the bottom of the lake.

The pilot of the ill-fated drone was Hunter King of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

Days later, after getting precise data for where the drone fell - 150 feet offshore in four feet of water - the search was continued by EGLE Unmanned Aircraft Systems coordinator Arthur Ostaszewski.

It seems the drone has been claimed by the waters of the Great Lake.The drone team is considering ways to prevent future attacks, such as using designs that would make eagles less likely to mistake EGLE drones for seagulls.