Egyptian authorities are quizzing a swan suspected of being a spy.
Police detained the alleged feathered agent after a concerned citizen suspected the bird of spying.
Officials say a man brought the bird to a police station believing it to be an undercover agent because it carried an electronic device.
Mohammed Kamal, head of security in Qena, said that officials examined the bird and concluded that the device was probably a wildlife tracker, not an explosive or spying device.
The swan is not alone in having difficulties with the Egyptian law, with a security guard having filed a police report after capturing a pigeon he said was carrying microfilm.
And it's not just in Egypt that birds are ruffling feathers – in July a kestrel was detained in Turkey on suspicion of being an Israeli spy.
In 2010 eyebrows were also raised after Egyptian officials claimed Turkey had sent sharks to kill tourists.Suggest a correction