Saudi media reported on Tuesday that a vulture tagged with the words, “Tel Aviv University,” had been detained for being a Mossad spy.
A report in the Saudi paper, Al-Weeam, claimed that the vulture, bearing a leg bracelet and transmitter, apparently placed by Israeli bird scientists studying migration patterns, had been found in a rural area of the country.RELATED:Egypt: Sinai shark attacks could be Israeli plotMossad chief in Wikileaks: US should change Iranian regime
The paper said the flight appeared to be “a Zionist plot.”
The report triggered a plethora of posts on Arabic websites, claiming that “Zionists” had trained birds for espionage.
The South Sinai governor last month suggested that a shark that killed a tourist in Sharm e- Sheikh had been intentionally released by the Mossad to sabotage tourism in the area.