Penguin defecates on state Senate floor

jbrammer@herald-leader.comJanuary 24, 2012 

Legislative Session

Paula, an African blackfooted penguin from the Newport Aquarium, visited the state Capitol in Frankfort on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

JOHN FLAVELL | ASSOCIATED PRESS

A penguin pooped Tuesday on the Senate floor near the desk of Senate President David Williams.

The penguin, from Newport Aquarium, was in the chamber as Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine, R-Southgate, presented Senate Resolution 92, a measure to honor the aquarium for its contributions to the "aquatic world in general through its stewardship of sea life and penguins."

Williams, presiding over the chamber, interrupted Stine to inform her that the penguin "just defecated on the floor." An aquarium employee placed the penguin on the upper part of Williams' desk after it did its official business and while Stine finished with her resolution.

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