It is not every day you wake up to the sound of pots and pans crashing on the kitchen floor. It's even more peculiar when the culprit is a lost Humboldt penguin, CNN reports.
Fearing an intruder had entered to rob their home, a family in the northern Peruvian town of Chimbote jumped out of bed to find the unexpected -- a medium-sized penguin wandering around on the hunt for food.
How he ended up there remains a mystery. But there are theories.
One is that barking dogs forced the stubby bird to seek refuge in the family's home.
Local authorities eventually rescued the penguin and escorted him in a police car to a lagoon at a zoo where, Rios notes, there are other penguins for him to play with.