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10 hilarious animal-on-drone smackdowns (pictures)

Big military drones may be used in wars, but the smaller ones used by the rest of us? Turns out, they're getting into dogfights too. Observe as these animals laugh in the face of human technology.

Gina Scanlon
Gina Scanlon is a freelance writer and producer for CBS Interactive and BBC America. She has a film degree from UCF, and a masters in scriptwriting from The University of London. She just recently moved to Encino from NYC, and finally made it a point to watch Encino Man.
Gina Scanlon
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1 of 10 YouTube/Press Association

Drone vs. roo

The only thing more fun than a drone-borne camera is a drone-borne camera getting attacked by an animal.

This eastern gray kangaroo was just hopping along one day when a drone was sent to observe Australia's Hunter Valley. When the camera-mounted flyer got too close, the roo decided to engage in its patented two-paw attack. The drone was sent flying in the wrong direction...down.

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2 of 10 YouTube/Angry Ram

Ram on

This black ram put his horns to use when a noisy FPV drone ruined its chi. The drone's owner was also chased away.

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3 of 10 YouTube/Burgers' Zoo

Going ape

The stock phrase took on a whole new meaning when the drone behind this image met its match: a chimp with low tolerance for flying objects.

The drone, which was carrying a GoPro at a Dutch zoo, was continuously attacked, and eventually defeated by a chimp with a stick.

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4 of 10 YouTube/RT

Hawk attack

This majestic creature of the sky didn't take too kindly to a perceived rival. The white hawk took down a flying quadcopter/camera setup in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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5 of 10 YouTube/Southwest Florida Television

Tastes like chicken?

This hungry Florida gator tried to leap toward a drone flying above a Naples swamp, but alas, he'd had too many donuts. Or fish. Or other gators. We'd rather not think about that too hard. Point is: The drone got away...this time.

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6 of 10 YouTube/Big Cats

Leaping leopard!

We bet this drone wished it never challenged one of the fastest and fiercest animals of the jungle. Somehow, the drone got away...

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7 of 10 YouTube/BALTSSHD

If growls could kill

Check out this German shepherd angrily attacking an innocent drone that was just, you know, stone-cold chilling on the back of a truck.

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8 of 10 YouTube/Dynamic Filmz

Goosed!

A DJ Phantom Vision II drone was casually perusing a golf course when things got ugly. The resulting sophisticated movie, set to classical music, goes sour around minute 2:12, when a pair of geese brings the drone down.

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9 of 10 YouTube/Daveys FPV Adventures

We'll kick your bee-hind

This swarm of bees went after a quadcopter drone when it got too close for comfort.

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10 of 10 YouTube/Barcroft TV

Shark attack

If every week is Shark Week in your house, check out this footage of a drone courting shark-induced martyrdom off the coast of Portugal. Check out the awesome close-up of the culprit at the end.

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