In Aerial Combat Over Lake Michigan, Eagles: 1; Drones: 0

Last month, Hunter King was using a drone to map shoreline erosion for Michigan's environmental department when a bald eagle apparently attacked the vehicle, causing it to crash into the water.
A bald eagle takes flight from a tree along the Platte River in Denver, Colorado. In Michigan, a bald eagle is being blamed for an attack that downed one of the state's drones. Source: RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The

The eagle has landed, but EGLE — Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy — was not so lucky.

Last month, Hunter King, one of the department's drone pilots, was using a quadcopter to photograph the Lake Michigan coast to

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