Egyptian authorities have detained a bird (pictured above) that a citizen suspected of being a spy.
Officials say a man took the stork bird to a police station in the Qena governorate, some 280 miles southeast of Cairo, on Friday.
He suspected the bird was an undercover agent because it carried an electronic device
The head of security in Qena confirmed that officials examined the bird and the device
Mohammed Kamal said the device was neither an explosive nor a spying device. It is thought to have probably been a wildlife tracker.
Earlier this year, a security guard filed a police report after capturing a pigeon he said carried microfilm.
With turmoil gripping Egypt, authorities and citizens remain suspicious of anything foreign.
The country has been in turmoil following the July 3 coup that toppled President Mohammad Morsi.
Clashes between Egyptian security forces and Morsi’s supporters have killed hundreds of people.