Viral Claim: A Photo widely viral on the social media where an Eagle is catching hold of a drone is true; however, they are trained to do so.

Facts Check: True

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Facts Check Analysis: The image of an Eagle catching a drone is true; however it is a trained Eagle, performing during a Police exercise in Katwijk, Netherlands back on 7th March 2016.

The picture has been share for over 4 lakh on the social media.

As per the news, Dutch police train birds to take down drones. Dutch police have joined forces with Guard From Above, a raptor-training security firm based in Denmark, to keep wayward drones from causing trouble by snatching them out of the sky.


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Ashwin Chandra is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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