Flying green elephant found stranded on M62 as West Yorkshire Police lift it to safety

A police officer has made an unexpected discovery this evening after being called to reports of debris on the M62.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 9:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 9:45 pm
Motorway Martin found the bright green flying elephant on the M62 (Photo: @WYP_PCWILLIS)

The West Yorkshire Police traffic officer, who tweets as 'Motorway Martin', found a bright green elephant abandoned on the hard shoulder.

The flying elephant appears to be a part of a children's fairground ride and it took the help of a highways officer to lift the elephant over the barrier to a safe place.

Motorway Martin tweeted: "So I was sent to a report of debris on the M62 this evening.

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It took TWO men to lift the elephant to a safe place (Photo: WYP_PCWILLIS)

"I was not expecting to see this!! After all, it's a motorway not a trunk road!

"Thank you to the Highways North England North West traffic officer that helped me to lift it over the barrier!

"#dumbo #Nelly #veryheavy"