In the wake of a truly rotten day yesterday, I am once again suffering from a severe case of mind bounce, so I make no promises about how today’s Saturday Surprise will work out, but I’m gonna try, okay? My initial thought was, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, to fire up the Filomobile and take you on a return journey to the moon. But, with mind bounce, it could be dangerous and we could end up somewhere totally unexpected, like Tahiti! So, we shall keep our feet firmly planted for today.
I liked this story from New Zealand via The Guardian …
“Waddling vagrants” in the form of two little blue penguins have been released by police after they were detained for setting up home under a Wellington sushi outlet.
Their cover was blown after a shop worker heard them making a cooing, humming sound. It is understood that the penguins were hiding near the grills beneath the sushi shop, where it was warm.
Constable John Zhu responded, “after sensing something fishy,” Wellington police confirmed on their Facebook page. The penguins were described as “little and blue”.
“This was not the first report police received about the fishy birds.”
They were spotted on Monday at dawn outside the Wellington railway station before taking shelter under the nearby Sushi Bi.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) had been monitoring the site as it was thought that they were likely to return.
Wini Morris, who works at the sushi shop, told Radio NZthat she heard the birds making a “cooing, humming sound”.
“It’s pretty insane the idea that some penguins are camping out under your shop,” he said. “But it’s adorable I think – they’re probably terrified but it’s adorable.”
The little blue penguins conservation status is considered to be “at risk” to “declining”.
Constable Zhu removed the penguins and with some help from the public. DOC and Wellington Zoo were then contacted.
“With some inter-agency cooperation the adventurous pair were released back into Wellington Harbour,” police said.
I came across this on Bored Panda and thought it was pretty cool …
Artist and photographer Christian Spencer was spending the day on his verandah in Rio de Janeiro when he noticed something wonderful. The sun striking the wings of a Jacobin hummingbird, producing a beautiful prism effect. At that moment, it looked as if the tiny birdy was a tiny flying rainbow. Naturally, he had a camera at hand …
And I thought you guys might enjoy seeing a few adorable baby pandas in action …
And that, my friends, is the best I’ve got for this hot Saturday morn. I hope you all have a great weekend!!!