In a bizarre turn of events, a blue Twitter bot with wings and the size of a mosquito was caught by a local bird-watcher in a park yesterday.
The bot, believed to have been created by a group of tech-savvy pranksters, had been causing havoc on the social media platform by randomly liking and retweeting posts.
According to eyewitnesses, the bot was seen flying around the park before it was finally caught in a net by the bird-watcher, who mistook it for a rare blue mosquito.
“I couldn’t believe my luck,” said the bird-watcher, who wishes to remain anonymous. “I’ve been searching for a blue mosquito for years, and then this little guy just flew into my net!”
The bot has since been handed over to the authorities, who are investigating the incident. Experts believe that the bot was designed to test the limits of Twitter’s algorithms and to see how long it could evade detection.
“We’re taking this very seriously,” said a spokesperson for Twitter. “We have zero tolerance for bots that violate our policies, even if they are as small as a mosquito.”
Meanwhile, social media users have been making light of the situation, with many joking that the bot was probably just trying to escape from the bird-watcher’s net to continue its Twitter antics.
One user even quipped, “Looks like this bot’s wings weren’t strong enough to fly away from trouble. Maybe it should have stuck to tweeting instead!”