Adorable penguin picked up by police after roaming UK streets in the middle of the night
This is the bizarre moment police rescued a runaway penguin after spotting it waddling along a village street.
Nottinghamshire Police shared amusing snaps of the penguin plodding up to the bemused officers in the early hours of Sunday, August 9.
PC Gareth Philp said: "We were very surprised when we came across a penguin on our shift.
"We see some very interesting things while out on patrol, but a penguin walking up the middle of the road has to be one of the more bizarre findings we have come across.
"We nicknamed him Po-Po. He posed for some pictures with us and he was very friendly with our officers while we made contact with his owner.
"He was then safely returned home."
The Humboldt penguin was returned to their enclosure on a farm in Strelley, Notts.
Neighbourhood Inspector Gordon Fenwick, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Our officers are trained to deal with a variety of incidents with complex demands and it is great that we quickly reunited the penguin with their owner."
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