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Subject: Squirrel 'spies' seized

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/07 at 2:09 am

Police in Iran are reported to have taken 14 squirrels into custody - because they are suspected of spying.

The rodents were found near the Iranian border allegedly equipped with eavesdropping devices, according to Sky News.

The reports have come from the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

When asked to confirm the story, the national police chief said: "I have heard about it, but I do not have precise information."

The IRNA said that the squirrels were kitted out by foreign intelligence services - but were captured two weeks ago by police officers.

A Foreign Office source told Sky News: "The story is nuts."

But if true, this would not be the first time animals have been used to spy.

During the Second World War, the Allied Forces used pigeons to fly vital intelligence out of occupied France.

More recently, US marines stationed in Kuwait have used chickens as a low-tech chemical detection system.

Subject: Re: Squirrel 'spies' seized

Written By: whistledog on 07/17/07 at 2:10 am

Now they are taking the squirrels?  This is too much

Subject: Re: Squirrel 'spies' seized

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/17/07 at 2:12 am

It's a well known fact that squirrels have been involved in espionage. As proof, I submit the following...**http%3A//

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Written By: tetratron on 07/17/07 at 3:18 am


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