A Pakistani pigeon was arrested by Indian law enforcement officers on suspicion of being a spy.
The bird flew over the contentious border and was apprehended due to a suspicious ring around its ankle printed with numbers.
The numbers were actually the cell phone number of the pigeon’s owner and, according to the Reader’s Digest, after a thorough investigation, it was deemed not a threat to national security and was set free.
“It was just an innocent bird,” police told Reuters.
This wasn’t the first case of avian espionage in the area; in 2016, a pigeon was taken into Indian custody after it was found with a note threatening Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.