A young sea eagle stole a video camera that was surveying crocodiles in Western Australia and inadvertently recorded its 110-kilometre-long eventful journey in high definition.
The footage revealed by wildlife rangers shows the juvenile eagle scooping up the video recorder, and taking to the sky.
Wildlife rangers had set up the motion-sensor camera at a gorge on Margaret River in Western Australia’s remote Kimberley in May, to capture images of fresh-water crocodiles.
A few weeks ago, they got a phone call to inform that a team of rangers had found the camera at the Mary River, about 110 kilometres away, ‘ABC News’ reported.
The rangers were stunned to see the aerial journey play out in high-definition.
They have been able to extract three 30-second clips that reveal the culprit to be a thieving sea eagle.
Later, the eagle dropped the camera on ground and pecked at the device, the report said.