Friday, January 19, 2007

Penguin waddles up motorway and onto Auckland Harbour Bridge

First it was kitten, now a penguin.

Police have been called to another animal-traffic incident, rescuing a penguin from the Auckland Harbour Bridge this afternoon.

Motorway monitoring company Attoms had numerous calls throughout the day about the penguin.

But Operations Manager Murray Parker says it took all day to find it. He says when their barrier run was done at three this afternoon the penguin popped its head up. Mr Parker says his staff along with police safely rescued the bird.

It appears the penguin walked from the Auckland side, almost to the top of the bridge.

The penguin's excursion comes a day after police closed a highway in south Auckland to save a wandering kitten.

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