In New York, some good news regarding drones involved animal rescue. In these current times, drones are portrayed as chaotic machines disrupting airplane and airport activity. Rescuing an animal with the help of a drone is a breath of fresh air. This is especially the case now since there is a growing voice for stricter drone regulations, if not banning drones in areas altogether.
While it does happen that a drone can create chaos in areas like airports or crowded places, in the right hands, a drone is a helpful hand. Using a drone can provide an excellent advantage to the people involved. Drones also have incredibly versatile uses. They can fly in the air to scout the area for dangers, to look for people, or even send a signal. In the right hands, a drone has unlimited potential and capabilities.
Drone Deer Rescue
The incident happened this week, where members of a neighborhood in upstate New York noticed a trapped deer in the nearby frozen South Sandy Pond. With temperatures in the negatives because of the winter months, a trapped animal in the snow can mean death. The key to the whole rescue was quick thinking on the part of the people involved. They acted quickly – any slower or any delays and the deer may not have made it out.
As soon as the people knew about the situation, they immediately took action. Using a canoe and shovels, they went to the lake and started breaking the ice. The broken ice gave enough wiggle room for the deer to escape. The next step was to ensure the deer makes it back to the woods without further injuring itself – or even getting into another trap. They noticed that the deer was scared to make a move, even though its life was already in danger.
Using a drone owned by one of the rescuers, they steered the deer into the right direction by ‘scaring it’. The drone acted as a foreign body, one a wild animal would avoid. Using the drone to block out the ‘bad’ areas, the neighbors quickly paved the way for the deer to safety. Not only that, the drone provided a scare enough to motivate the deer to actually start moving. Without it, the people may have had a hard time getting the deer to take action.
Benefits of a Drone
Having an eye in the sky to watch over the situation is an invaluable asset in the field. It gives people the ability to survey a large area without having to go there personally. A larger area managed is a great way to maintain control, especially in situations such as this. While it is true that a drone can create havoc, with a well-disciplined and trained operator, a drone can be an invaluable asset.
In fact, firefighters, police officers, and even search and rescue all use drones to help in the field. With a lot at stake, and lives on the line, it can be difficult to gather all the data needed to make a decision. A drone flying overhead gives emergency responders the information they need, while also providing coverage to the area.
Drones can also reach places that may either be too high to reach, or too dangerous to go near. Incidents like fires or earthquakes can create very dangerous grounds – one where a person might risk injury. Having a drone enter first, gather information, and check the area can save lives – both the victims and the rescuers themselves.
Security in buildings as well as larger scaled areas like farms also have started using drones for their tasks. A flying scout that can reach places faster and easier is a tremendous help for the system. Cameras also provide detailed information on what a drone sees in its surroundings. With today’s modern technology, and with drone companies releasing newer drones with powerful cameras, a drone verges more on the essential part.