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It's not every day you come across a penguin waddling in the middle of the road, but that's exactly what happened to Nottinghamshire Police when they spotted a little bird plodding along a village street last week.
The Humboldt penguin, which they named Po-Po, had escaped from a nearby farm and wildlife centre, and managed to wander off a mile away from home.
Luckily, the police came across Po-Po in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, and managed to return him to safety after his long walk.
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."
Meanwhile, a post on Broxtowe North Police's Facebook page added: "Police p-p-pick up a penguin in Strelley... Officers out on a proactive patrol in Broxtowe last weekend were perplexed when they came across a penguin plodding up a village street.
"The friendly bird was marching around Strelley in the early hours of Sunday morning when he was spotted by police, who quickly moved to question him on what he was doing walking in the middle of a road.
"The Humboldt penguin had escaped from his home and travelled around a mile before Nottinghamshire Police officers came across him."
After his exciting adventure, Po-Po was then returned to his enclosure on the farm.
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."
We bet the poor little guy was exhausted after that adventure!
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