In a discrete operation by Lebanese and UN forces, the INPA returned the Israeli 'spy' eagle which was caught before several days before in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbail.
On Tuesday, residents saw and captured the bird in order to prevent it from attacking citizens, claiming that the griffon vulture (also known as the Eurasian griffon) was carrying Israeli spy equipment, according to Lebanese media. The same reports said that once the town’s security staff determined that the bird was not a threat, it was released.
The transmitter worn by the vulture indicated that the vulture was observed in a Bint Jbail quarry, about 4 km. north of the Israeli border, the INPA said on Tuesday.