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.
"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"