Careful with that Pooper Scooper!

The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., has some incredible listening devices and transmitters in its collection: bugs that were planted in fake tree trunks, children’s toys, picture frames, and, of course, the good ol’ telephone receiver. (Remember those?) But none is quite as…erm…prosaic as the little number above: the Dog Doo Transmitter.

The museum describes it thusly:  “Issued by CIA, circa 1970. Effectively camouflaged, this homing beacon transmitted a radio signal that directed aircraft to locations for strikes or reconnaissance.”

Was someone in R&D having a laugh? Or was this the most ingenious concealment ever?

Photo courtesy of The International Spy Museum.

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