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.
The swan has been accused of being a spy
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.