Citizens from the town of Bint Jbeil in south Lebanon were surprised to discover on Tuesday morning a vulture carrying Israeli spy equipment, Lebanese media reported.
According to the reports, the vulture, which arrived in Lebanon from Tel Aviv, according to a tag on its leg band, was immediately captured in order to prevent it from attacking Bint Jbeil’s citizens.
After the town’s security staff assured that the vulture was not carrying any dangerous equipment, they released it.
Lebanese media reported that the incident did not mark the first time that Israeli ‘spy vultures’ have infiltrated Lebanon. Three months ago, a similar “Israeli vulture” was captured in the village of Kfar Kila, also in south Lebanon.
Israel’s neighbors have previously accused the Jewish state of employing the use of spy animals on multiple occasions.
In fact, veteran ornithologist Prof. Yossi Leshem said after the capture of an eagle accused of spying for Israel in 2013, that he fears that the increasing phenomenon of capturing Israeli “spy” animals is harming the country’s wildlife preservation.