Sudanese media reported Thursday that officials had captured a bird carrying spying equipment for Israel.
The Israeli outlet Walla news said that local Sudanese media reported that the bird was identified as Israeli because it was carrying Hebrew labels that read “Israel Nature Authority” and “Hebrew University Jerusalem.”
While details of the story remain sketchy, the reports suggested there was a solar-powered device attached to the bird’s leg. Sudanese media claimed the device was capable of taking photos and sending them back to Israel....
Israel is often the focus of wild wildlife conspiracy theories based on tracking devices attached to birds by Israeli ornithologists. In May Turkish authorities claimed to have caught a European bee-eater that, they said, may have had Mossad spying equipment implanted in one of its nostrils. The bird had an ostensibly incriminating band on its leg marked “Israel.”
In 2011, Saudi Arabian media reported the capture of a griffon vulture that had Israeli “spying equipment,” marked “Tel Aviv University,” attached to one of its legs.
[Why, I wonder, does my browser, Google Chrome, tell me that this Times of Israel page is in Malay, and ask me if I want it translated? More Zionist sorcery? The original Malay headline, "Spy bird ruffles Sudan’s feathers", is translated to the English, "Sudan's spy bird ruffles feathers". Hmm.]