Saudi Arabian officials have reportedly arrested a vulture suspected of being a Mossad spy, after the bird, tagged by Israeli scientists, flew into Saudi territory today.
The bird was found in a rural area of the country wearing a transmitter and a leg bracelet bearing the words “Tel Aviv University”, according to the reports, which surfaced first in the Israeli daily Ma’ariv.
But, according to Haaretz, “residents and local reporters told Saudi Arabia’s Al-Weeam newspaper that the matter seemed to be a ‘Zionist plot.’”
This is not the first time Israel has been accused of training its wildlife for nefarious purposes. Last month, reports swirled around Egypt that Mossad, Isreal’s foreign intelligence agency, was behind a series of shark attacks in the Red Sea.
The South Sinai Governor reportedly said: “What is being said about the Mossad throwing the deadly shark [in the sea] to hit tourism in Egypt is not out of the question, but it needs time to confirm.”
Israeli officials denied the allegations.