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Saudis 'detain' bird for spying

Griffon Vultures can soar at up to 11,000 metres (36,100 ft) above sea level.
Griffon Vultures can soar at up to 11,000 metres (36,100 ft) above sea level.


Saudi Arabian officials have "detained" a vulture on suspicions of being an Israeli spy, the BBC reported. The vulture was captured after it landed in the desert city of Hail a few days ago. When locals discovered it carried a GPS transmitter bearing the name of Tel Aviv University, they handed it over to the security forces. Conspiracy theories are circulating in Saudi newspapers and websites that the bird was involved in espionage. Israeli wildlife officials dismissed the claims as ludicrous. "The device does nothing more than receive and store basic data about the bird's whereabouts, and about his altitude and speed," a bird specialist at Israel's Park and Nature Authority said. The expert said: "Now, this poor bird is paying a terrible price. That's very sad. I hope they release the poor thing." (点击BBC网站查看原文)



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