From lizards to dolphins, these animals have been accused of espionage.
Deep within uranium mines, lizards were lurking around, attracting atomic waves and delivering intel on the Iranian government.
Or at least that's the narrative Iranian military advisor Hassan Firuzabadi told media outlets earlier this week.
Firuzabadi's comments came after being asked about a group of environmentalists under arrest since late January. According to the Times of Israel, a local Iranian news agency quoted Firuzabadi as saying that, in the environmentalists' possession, they found lizards and chameleons. Allegedly these were deployed to find where Iran was mining and developing uranium.
The lizards' skin, Firuzabadi said, was capable of attracting atomic waves. The espionage effort, he added, had failed.