|The swan with a tracker|
Egyptian authorities have detained a swan after they suspected that it might be spying for Israel, according to a statement released by the head of security.
It all began when an unidentified man has become suspicious of the bird when he realized that it was wearing an electronic device.
The man took the swan to a police station in the Qena region, which is 280 miles southeast of Cairo, which is the Egyptian capital.
Mohammed Kamal, Qena's security chief, confirmed that authorities have examined the bird, and that it was indeed carrying a device.
“After a thorough investigation we found that the device was an electronic tracker used for wildlife and therefore, it posed no security threat,” Kamal said.
Many Egyptians are suspicious of anything unusual given the current instability in the country.