An Egyptian man performed a citizen‘s arrest on the bird suspected to be a winged infiltrator, and took it to the police station in Qena.
The man grew paranoid when he spotted a small metal device attached to the bird.
After inspection, the device turned out to be a wildlife tracking device, writes The Guardian.
Egypt has been plagued with violence and threats, along with the increasing fears of foreign spies and forces, which lead to the suspicions.
This is not the first time a bird was suspected of being a sneaky infiltrator.
The Standard Digital reports a kestrel was detained in Turkey in July, under suspicion of being an Israeli spy.