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Police officers at the New Lynn station in west Auckland were surprised to get an unannounced visit from a feathered friend on Sunday night.
Photos posted to the North Shore, Rodney & West Auckland Police Facebook page showed two officers looking after the bird inside their police unit.
A member of the public reported a turkey wandering around the town centre in New Lynn. The person took the bird to the station as they were unsure what to do with it, following concerns that it could have caused an accident wandering about on the streets.
Image: CC/North Shore, Rodney & West Auckland Police
Officers snapped photos of the bird having a somewhat short term luxury stay in the back seat of their unit.
“When an emergency vet offered to take the bird under his wing to keep it safe for the night, Constables Jameson and Hosking drove it the short distance to the vet,” the Facebook post read.
“By all account their new feathered friend was very tame and wasn't in too fowl a mood to be taken to safety in the patrol car.”
It was safely collected by animal control Monday morning to be held and released back to its owner.
Image: SUPPLIED/North Shore, Rodney & West Auckland Police [Facebook]
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