What do you call a penguin wandering down a rural road?
The traditional joke answer would be ‘lost’ – but police who actually found one decided to name him ‘Po-Po’.
The ‘friendly’ Humboldt bird was spotted ‘plodding’ up a village street in Strelley, near Nottingham, last weekend.
It had managed to escape from a nearby farm and wildlife centre, and was thankfully seen by officers out on patrol before it could get into trouble in the road.
In a post on Broxtowe North Police’s Facebook page, PC Gareth Philp, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: ‘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.’
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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