Birds of Prey Take Down Drones – level 2

08-02-2018 15:00

In the past, wild hawks sometimes made mistakes. They thought that drones were birds they and caught them. This gave people ideas that they could train birds of prey to take down dangerous drones.

The Dutch police are training the birds to do this, and they are successful. However, the drones sometimes hurt the birds. This is a problem, which the Dutch must solve.

Difficult words: hawk (a bird of prey), bird or prey (a bird that catches and eats other animals, e.g. hawk and eagle), solve (if you solve a problem, you make the problem go away).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about this birds catching drones?


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