Peruvian penguin taken into custody

(REUTERS) - It was dazed and confused... and a little off track.

Somewhere between its home on the Pacific Ocean and the northern coastal town of Bello Sur, this Peruvian Humbolt penguin took a wrong turn.

Local police called to the scene appealed to the penguin to come quietly. But it wasn't interested... and a stand-off ensued.

Eventually though, with superior numbers, the authorities prevailed and the bird was taken into custody.

They named it "Pingui", and managed to calm their new inmate with a bucketful of fish.

And a promise they'd go easy on it as they took it to safety at a local penguin sanctuary.