A penguin waddling through a village has been picked up by police officers on a routine patrol.
They were on patrol in Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire, when they spotted the Humboldt penguin in a village street in the early hours of Sunday.
The bird, nicknamed Po-Po, had escaped from a farm enclosure in Strelley and then managed to waddle a mile up the road.
Police stuck their beak in and the penguin was returned to its owner.
PC Gareth Philp said they nicknamed the penguin Po-Po after “he posed for some pictures with us and he was very friendly with our officers”.
Something similar happened close to my place as well last weak. A Humboldt penguin escaped a local bird-zoo jumped into the river and was only found 20km away and two days later.
One of those stories that just makes me smile.
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Happy to read that Po Po is “home” again 🙂