New Zealand Police on Monday arrested a pair of penguins as they were caught loitering outside a sushi outlet. The birds, described as "waddling vagrants" were held near a Wellington train station as they made their way to a nearby Sushi Bi. Their presence came to light after a shop keeper heard the penguins making cooing and humming sound. This is not the first time these little blue penguins entered a strangers' territory. Parrot Arrested After It Warned Cocaine Dealers About Brazilian Officers Raiding the Place by Repeatedly Warning 'Mama, Police!' (Watch Video)
Following the incident, Wellington District Police took to the Facebook page saying, "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." The Wellington police temporarily detained them and released it back to the Wellington Harbour. However, owners of the shop later said that the birds had again crossed busy lanes between the harbour and the station to reach the sushi bar.
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A pair of penguins have defied New Zealand police, returning to a Sushi shop after having been detained at the premises earlier on the same day. https://t.co/ic2ZgjILDs
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The Department of Conservation (DOC) eventually removed the birds for a second time. It was later found out that the birds have been hiding near the grills beneath the shop as it warm there. DOC Wellington operations manager Jack Mace said the birds were probably pairing up and looking for a comfortable place to lay their eggs. DOC believes that they are keeping a tab on the place as they believe that the penguins will return to the same spot. Jack also said that people should maintain distance from the penguins, as they are chances they could bite.