Savoury sushi tempts two penguins to nest at New Zealand store

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two little blue penguins just couldn’t stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them back to the ocean.

Wellington police described them as “waddling vagrants” while the store’s co-owner jokes he had no idea that word of his tasty raw fish had reached as far as the subaquatic community.

Police said the first call came last Saturday night that a penguin was on a city street, and they managed to return it to the ocean. Then on Monday morning they got more calls, and found two penguins nesting beneath the Sushi Bi store.

A man holds penguin near a sushi shop in Wellington, New Zealand. – AP