A trained falcon fitted with a GPS device was apprehended by Border Security Force (BSF) jawans along the Indo-Pak border near Shahgarh, Jaisalmer.
Trained Falcon Fitted with GPS Apprehended by BSF
The incident, occurring on a Sunday evening, has sparked an investigation by local authorities. The falcon, believed to have flown from Pakistan, is no ordinary bird. Equipped with a sophisticated GPS antenna, it’s capable of attacking animals, birds, and humans, indicating significant investment in its training and equipment.
BSF sources revealed the falcon’s origin and purpose, shedding light on a startling revelation. Members of Saudi Arabian royal families stationed in Pakistan’s desert regions employ specially trained hunting falcons, primarily targeting the rare Houbara bird.
However, these royals spare no expense in pursuing their hunting expeditions, with the Pakistani government reportedly issuing permits for such activities, lured by substantial financial incentives. Camps established in strategic locations underscore the complex interplay between wildlife conservation, cultural traditions, and diplomatic relations in the region.