Israeli 'stork spy' killed and roasted in Egypt

Monday, September 09, 2013 |  Tommy Mueller

Earlier this week, a white stork traveling along the Nile River in search of food met an unfortunate end after being accused of working for the hated "Zionist entity."

The bird was spotted by an Egyptian fisherman who noticed it was wearing a technical device on one of its legs. The fisherman jumped to what was apparently the only logical conclusion: the stork must be an Israeli spy.

Dubbed "Menes" by the Egyptian media, the stork was put behind bars while an investigation was carried out. Authorities eventually reached the sane conclusion that the device on Menes' leg was a tracker put there by non-Israeli researchers.

His innocence established, Menes was set free, and conservationists expected he would continue the natural migration south to richer fishing grounds.

Sadly, Menes instead headed to a nearby island in the Nile River where locals shot and cooked him. Stork is a common staple in the local Egyptian diet.

At least Israel was not blamed for Menes' untimely death.

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