5 Strange Cases of Accused Animal Spies

5. They Call Him the Chameleon

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Apparently, there is a long history of accusations lodged against Israel using animal related espionage. In fact, there is a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to documenting them. One of the most recent involves uranium sniffing chameleons.

According to The Times of Israel, Hassan Firuzabadi, a senior military adviser to Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said that the West had smuggled chameleons into Iran with the intent of monitoring the country’s nuclear program. He said they could detect uranium mines.

“We found out that their skin attracts atomic waves and that they were nuclear spies who wanted to find out where inside the Islamic Republic of Iran we have uranium mines and where we are engaged in atomic activities,” Firuzabadi reportedly said at a 2018 press conference.

Scientists havesince refuted chameleons’ uranium detecting abilities.