A stormy Thursday morning brought more than just rain to a downtown Auckland café.
James Wakefield, manager of No. 1 Queen Street Café in Britomart, was pulling the café sign down at about 8am this morning when something unusual happened.
"I noticed a flash out of the corner of my eye, looked around and saw a fish on the ground," he told Newshub.
Mr Wakefield says his first reaction was to Snapchat the incident, "as you do".
He assumes the fish was a "seagull's breakfast" that had been dropped as it was flown over downtown Auckland.
The unusual incident comes less than a week after a man was struck in the face by a falling flounder at the Parnell Baths.
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Mr Wakefield isn't sure what species of fish the café's unexpected visitor was, but thinks it might have been a piper - a long, thin coastal fish known for occasionally leaping out of the water.
After leaving the dead fish on the floor for a while to show colleagues and customers, Mr Wakefield returned it to its final resting place - the waters of Queens Wharf.
"I got some funny looks taking it across the road."
His colleague Darrelle McWilliams says two fishy incidents in one week is no coincidence.
"After the Parnell incident we can only assume the birds are preparing to attack!"