Espionage in Egypt: Swan suspected of being a spy


A swan suspected of being a spy has been detained in Egypt.

Egyptian authorities are quizzing the bird after a man bought the suspected spy to a police station in the Qena governorate, some 280 miles southeast of Cairo.

Officials have said the man thought the winged infiltrator was an undercover agent because it was wearing an electronic device.

Qena’s head of security, Mohammed Kamal, confirmed that officials examined the bird and the device – which neither an explosive nor a spying device. They found it was likely to be a wildlife tracker.

Many Egyptians remain suspicious of anything foreign given the mass civil unrest. Earlier this year, a security guard filed a police report after capturing a pigeon he said carried microfilm.

While the swan and pigeon might not qualify as international spies just yet, it appears that turtles could be the next big thing in undercover surveillance.

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