“Zionist spy duck” arrested in Egypt (UPDATE: Stork)
Al Ahram reports:
Egypt’s police put a duck under arrest late Friday as a device was found attached to its feathers, fueling accusations that it might have been used for espionage, Al-Ahram Arabic-language news website reported.
According to Al-Ahram’s Arabic site, a fisherman in the Nile River of Egypt’s southern governorate Qena caught the accused bird, which was among a group of five ducks waddling in the freshwater.
The fisherman became suspicious that the device on the duck’s body could be used for spying, prompting him to hand over the bird to the Coalition of Arab Tribes in Qena, who in turn filed a police report.
An anonymous security official told Ahram Online on Saturday that security and environmental experts are currently examining the device in order to determine its intended purposes and whether or not the little bird has repeated national secrets to anyone.
The story was later updated to say it was a stork, not a duck.
Qena’s security head stated that the devices were not explosive.