File this story under “things you don’t see every day.”
Residents of an Irish seaside resort and fishing village called Ardmore recently welcomed a rather unusual friend: a massive Arctic walrus they’ve nicknamed “Wally.”
No one is sure why the animal made the 2,500-mile journey from north of Norway to the coast of western Europe, but he’s already visited Spain, France, Wales, and England. Now that he’s settled in Ardmore for a bit, he’s really starting to make waves — literally!
The Clonakilty Distillery in West Cork captured hilarious video footage of Wally clambering onto an anchored motorboat and making himself at home. It’s especially funny because it looks like Wally is driving the boat himself!
This isn’t the first time Wally has flopped onto a boat in the area. In fact, he accidentally sank one small vessel and damaged several others. Since walruses are semiaquatic, they need to rest on land or another floating object… which currently means boats. Authorities from Seal Rescue Ireland are working to create a pontoon or floating platform for Wally so he’ll leave the locals’ boats alone as he meanders back home.
Until then, check out Wally’s joyride in the video below, and don’t forget to share this unusual sight with your friends.
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