An item of news that caught my attention today was the detention of a vulture in Saudi Arabia. The bird is suspected of being an Israeli spy as it was carrying a GPS transmitter and a tag bearing an identification code from Tel Aviv University. It strayed into rural Saudi Arabian territory last week. Arabic-language websites and forums claim that the “Zionists” have trained the birds for espionage.
Surely, it’s all just a misunderstanding. The bird must have been stopped on its way to the Caucasus. Everyone knows vultures are attracted to Caucasus.