Vulture Captured in Lebanon Accused of Spying for Israel

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A vulture from an Israeli nature reserve has been captured in southern Lebanon by locals who claimed it was spying.

The bird was spotted in the Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil, several miles from a nature reserve in Israel’s Golan Heights.

People who captured the bird, numbered P98, said they noticed a transmitter device, wing tags and a metal rings with Israeli markings attached to its body.

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority were alerted to the vulture’s plight following reports on social media.

“Reports passed to us show the vulture tied with a rope by local people who write that they suspect Israeli espionage apparently because of the transmitter attached to him,” said a spokeswoman for the authority, Tali Tenenbaum, according to The Guardian.

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SOURCE: The Independent, Will Worley