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Penguin found wandering British village after farm escape

Police in Britain spotted a penguin plodding up a British road after it escaped from a farm. Photo courtesy of Broxtowe North Police/Facebook
Police in Britain spotted a penguin "plodding up a British road" after it escaped from a farm. Photo courtesy of Broxtowe North Police/Facebook

Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A penguin escaped from its home on a British farm and was spotted by police when it came "plodding up a village street."

Broxtowe North Police said the Humbolt penguin had escaped from its enclosure on a farm early Sunday morning when officers on patrol in Strelly, near Nottingham, spotted it "plodding up a village street."

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Police nicknamed the "friendly bird" Po-Po and questioned him "on what he was doing walking down the middle of a road."

Officers determined the penguin had escaped from a farm about 1 mile away. The bird was safely returned to his owner's home.

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