VULTURE with Israeli tags flies into Saudi Arabia, is arrested for being a spy

Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested a suspected Mossad spy when they captured a vulture. The bird, tagged at Tel Aviv University for a science study, flew into Saudi territory, where it was nabbed, according to Haaretz News Service.

You just can’t make this stuff up, folks.

UK DAILY MAIL (H/T Bob C) — The bird was wearing a transmitter and leg bracelet as part of a migration research project, but the tags bore the words ‘Tel Aviv University’ and prompted suspicion.

Residents and local reporters told Saudi Arabia’s Al-Weeam newspaper that the Israeli bird seemed as though it could be a ‘Zionist plot.’ News of the bird’s arrest went viral and people on Arab-language blogs started insisted Zionist had trained and released the vulture to spy.

Last month a politician in Egypt suggested that the deadly shark that killed and maimed multiple tourist may have been sent by Mossad. The animal could have been, the Sinai regional governor claimed, an Israeli agent.

‘What is being said about the Mossad throwing the deadly shark in the sea to hit tourism in Egypt is not out of the question. But it needs time to confirm,’ Mohamed Abdel Fadil Shousha said at the time.