The Associated Press reported an Egyptian man brought the stork to a police station Friday in the Qena governorate, an area located 280 miles outside of Cairo. The man feared the bird was an undercover agent carrying some sort of electronic device, Egyptian officials said.
After an inspection from the head of security in Qena on Saturday, officials ruled the device was simply a wildlife tracker — not an explosive or spying device as it was suspected of being.
Since former-President Mohammed Morsi was ousted by Egyptians earlier this summer, the country has been plagued with violence — leading many to raise an eyebrow at even avian creatures. Members of the Egyptian Army have been working to protect the country’s citizens, and last month Egyptian-Americans took to the streets of Washington, D.C., to protest President Barack Obama’s continued aid to the country.