Two penguins were arrested in a sushi bar invasion, this week, according to a story in USA Today.
Wellington, New Zealand police say the waddling lawbreakers were searching for free food or a nesting place. Maybe both.
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July is mating season for penguins, and they are always hungry. Staying warm in the chilly South Pacific demands calories.
Trouble started over the weekend. Doesn’t it always?
Penguins arrested sushi bar invasion… again
A single penguin on his way to the sushi truck was apprehended, but he was caught. Officials returned him to the sea.
On Monday, he returned with a partner. The pair settled under a sushi truck, but were unwelcome there. Conservation officials awarded them a proper nest a few hundred feet away. It’s closer to the water.
Realists are not optimistic. Penguins return to nests they’ve established.
Fresh calls from the sushi truck are expected.
From the Wellington Police blotter..
A couple of penguins have been released following temporary detainment by Wellington Police. 🐧
The waddling vagrants were removed from their sushi stand refuge earlier today by Constable John Zhu. Unsurprisingly, this was not the first report Police had received about the fishy 🐠 birds.
We received a call about 8:40pm on Saturday night of a penguin on the road in Featherston Street.
Police responded and with some help from members of the public released the penguin, described as ‘little and blue’, back into the sea.
Then today, about 6:35am, Police received another report of the penguin, this time with a companion, near Wellington Railway Station.
Constable Zhu responded and, after sensing something fishy, established that the penguins were nesting underneath a food truck near the station.
DOC and Wellington Zoo were contacted, and with some inter-agency cooperation the adventurous pair were released back into Wellington Harbour.Wellington, New Zealand Police report