Egyptian Cops Detain Swan Accused of Being a Spy
A man brought the bird in because it had an electronic device
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 31, 2013 4:43 PM CDT
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(Newser) – In a case that's ruffling feathers in Egypt, authorities have detained a swan that a citizen suspected of being a spy. Officials say a man brought the suspected winged infiltrator to a police station yesterday in the Qena governorate, some 280 miles southeast of Cairo. Officials say the man suspected the bird was an undercover agent because it carried an electronic device.

The head of security in Qena says that officials examined the bird and the device, finding it was neither an explosive nor a spying device. It's likely a wildlife tracker, he says. With turmoil gripping Egypt, authorities and citizens remain suspicious of anything foreign. Earlier this year, a security guard filed a police report after capturing a pigeon he said carried microfilm.

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Sep 2, 2013 8:35 PM CDT
I wonder what these idiot muslims do to a spy of this caliber? Beheading? Life in prison, bread and water? I'll bet this swan regrets ever signing up to be a spy. He should have trained harder at Spy Camp.
Sep 1, 2013 11:44 PM CDT
HAAAAAAAA! This was too good to pass up...REALLY???
Sep 1, 2013 4:41 PM CDT
that is cause they are savages and dont know any better! SCHOOL NOT WAR!