Cheeky eagle’s selfie after he plucks drone from the sky and flies off with it – and why the hi-tech toys are bad news for birds

  • An eagle was caught stealing a drone in Queensland
  • Photographer Matthew Wood caught the thief on video
  • Experts said drones can cause serious injury to birds
  • They called for laws to ban drones during nesting season

An amateur photographer managed to captured a one-second clip of the cheeky feathered thief that stole his drone.

Matthew Wood had spent a day filming in the beautiful Pioneer Valley, west of Mackay in Queensland, when he suddenly lost control of his unmanned aircraft. 

He got one last glimpse of its new owner before it vanished forever – with a perfect selfie of the eagle staring straight down the camera at…