Skip to comments.Vulture Saudis Nabbed Was Third Israeli Bird Held Since 1975
Posted on 01/17/2011 11:16:28 AM PST by epithermal
he Middle East seethes with suspicion and conspiracy theories on all sides. So it's not surprising that getting busted by Arab authorities is an occupational hazard for birds tracked by Israeli ornithologists.
Last week, Saudi authorities examined a Griffon vulture caught by an amateur, which local media had surmised was sent by the Israeli Mossad by virtue of its satellite tracking device, commonly used in research. (Here is an English-language article in the Saudi Arab News that claims the device raises "many questions.") Now, after much online mockery, officials have decided to release the bird.
Israeli ornithologist Yossi Leshem, who tagged the vulture and installed its radio receiver, says the incident is the third such arrest (so to speak) of a bird tracked by Israeli scientists in 3 decades.
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Israelis give Saudis the bird.
I hear that Jewish sharks do not eat shellfish.
We have a little piece of Arabia here in Boise at the Birds of Prey center: http://www.peregrinefund.org/american_falconry_wing.asp
No shell fish and no Hogfish or Porkfish. Yes they exist, in FL..
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