[Iran Press TV] People in southern Leb say they have captured a tagged vulture equipped with an Israeli location transmitter for espionage activities.
A GPS to see where the bird goes contributes to intel collection how?
Residents in the town of Bint Jbeil captured the scavenging bird when it crossed a few kilometers into the Lebanese border on Tuesday.
"It's a Zionist spy vulture! Don't die? Don't die!"
Last summer, the Paleostinian resistance movement, Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,, announced that it had detected and captured a dolphin equipped with a video camera for an Israeli espionage operation off the shore of the Gazoo Strip.
Right. A dolphin with a camera is almost as useful as a vulture with a GPS. What was the mammal taking pictures of? Hamas operations in the briny deep?
But according to Israeli reports, the vulture had in fact been tagged by the Nature and Parks Authority in the Gamla reserve on the nearby Golan Heights -- part of an effort to increase the population of the endangered bird.
Images posted to social media show the vulture being held up to the camera, its tags, which include the word "Israel," fully visible.
"We hope that in the 21st century, people will understand that wild animals are harmless," the Nature and Parks Authority says in a statement quoted by Army Radio. "We hope that the Lebanese will take care of it and release it."
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Recent Lebanese reports say the vulture has indeed been released by its captors.
The vulture is the latest in a series of Israeli animal "agents" captured in Arab countries, which, while mostly avian in nature, have also included a shark that attacked tourists in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.