A falcon carrying what is suspected to be an incendiary device from Gaza was found dead Thursday evening in the Eshkol Regional Council, which borders the Gaza Strip.
The dead falcon was found hanging off an automatic irrigation line, with a wire tied to his leg affixed with the suspected incendiary device.
Israel Nature and Parks Authority personnel as well as a police sapper were called to the scene to neutralize the incendiary device.
This is not the first time residents of the Gaza border area witness animal abuse in an effort to carry out a terror attack.
A few weeks ago, a common kestrel, which is a type of falcon, was found dead hanging from a tree west of the Besor stream, not far from the strip's border.
The kestrel was wearing a harness that was linked to a steel wire at the other end of which was the incendiary device, making it likely it came from the Gaza Strip.