Another day, another news of a drone being shot down and this time, a seemingly innocent flight to get a shot of a picturesque English countryside got abruptly terminated by an angry farmer who was obviously not very amused by this flying intruder. For some reason, the farmer seems to be armed at the point in time. Perhaps, he had already heard the family buzzing of the drone and as you can see from the video embedded below, the farmer, who was dressed in long sleeve and vest, can be seen half running towards to his ‘target’, quickly took aim (but not before he angrily threw his hat to the side to reinforce the notion that his outright pissed with the uninvited guest) and without hesitation, squeezed the trigger and took down the drone with one shot.
It appears that the drone may be down, but its onboard camera escape unscathed which enables it to capture the dramatic event as it fell off the sky and into the thick of the trees. What happen next is not known. One thing for sure, the drone operator has intruded someone else’s space and survived to tell the tale. Of course, this isn’t the first time someone’s drone got shot down by irate farmer or person; it has happened on more than one occasion in the past and with the proliferation of drones, this is going get more and more common. Scroll down to see the said video for yourself.
Image: screengrab from YouTube video.