In our ongoing effort to find more animals with jobs we discovered what we suspect is the world’s first guinea pig police officer. Constable Elliot is a traffic cop in New Zealand helping to spread the word about the importance of cautious driving, especially around schools via the New Zealand Police Facebook page:
“Did you know that a piggie’s top speed can be around 9km/hr? Not me, I have gone a bit overboard on the carbs lately and need to lighten up, so I go even slower. I am not too fast and that’s the way I like it – slow is safe!
Keep this in mind when you are driving near any schools tomorrow. Remember people, the kids are going to be out and about walking and biking, and crossing roads. Like me, they are small and unpredictable, so you have to watch out!
Keep an eye out for school patrols and please do your part in keeping our kids safe. Drive to the conditions, reduce your speed and stay alert. Oh, and eat your greens….always eat your greens.”
Just in case anyone is worried about the dangerous nature of Elliot’s work, he’s actually a beloved and pampered pet of the police department’s media team.