Here’s a tip for operating camera drones: stay away from mommy kangaroos. One operator in Australia found out the hard way recently. They were flying their camera close to a group of Eastern gray kangaroos in Hunter Valley when a protective mother decided to deal with the strange intruder by punching the drone out of the air.
The video above shows what happened from the camera’s perspective.
It was a pricey lesson to learn: while the footage was recovered from the downed drone — as evidenced by the video — the drone itself was reportedly damaged beyond repair by the kangaroo.
(H/T Laughing Squid)
P.S. Back in October we reported on a similar story in which a camera drone was knocked out of midair by a hawk.