When a vulture made its daring escape from an Israeli game reserve by flying into Lebanon, little did it know the international havoc it would cause.
The large vulture was quickly accused of spying once it touched down in a local village not far from the Israeli-Lebanese border last week. The relationship between the two countries are strained at best and the satellite device attached to the bird’s tail was looked at with suspicion. The vulture was, of course, captured and detained.
Luckily, the United Nations coordinated with Lebanon and Israel to help with the release – that is, after proving that the vulture was in fact just wearing a tracking device for research purposes and not for, ahem, spying.
The I’m-not-a-spy vulture has now been returned to its reserve, but it’s unsure whether it’ll try and escape again.