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High-definition attack

This is footage from a 1000fps camera of an eagle owl attack. It’s pretty spectacular.

I got to fly one of these magnificent birds recently as part of a ‘falconry experience’ at Phoenix Falconry in Gleneagles:

Eagle owl lands on my (well-armoured) arm...

I must add that, while they are incredible to watch, the mental acuity of the individual we were flying made me think that it’s not unlikely that the one in the video mistook a camera for a mouse…

Oh, and this reminds me of when I asked my supervisor if I could get a high-definition camera for quantifying cricket jumping as an indicator of whole-body performance:

“How about a tape measure instead?”