Exhausted Arctic Walrus Spotted In Ireland Having Drifted A Looooong Way From Home

Ever been so tired you slept somewhere in public? If so, you may have some sympathy for a walrus that may find itself in Ireland across the Atlantic. According to a report by an Irish examiner, Alan Houlihan, a local man, and his five-year-old daughter Muireann were walking along Glanleam Beach on the island of Kerry in Ireland. 

You should not come from that region to appreciate that walruses are not here because of being in the Arctic. 

You should not come from that region to appreciate that walruses are not here because of being in the Arctic. Jenny O’Sullivan, a reporter for the Irish news agency RTA, tweeted that although rarely seen, it did not see the region’s first official walrus in 1897, although a map of the biodiversity Ireland 11 data points represents the Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) philosophy.

Exhausted Arctic Walrus Spotted In Ireland Having Drifted A Looooong Way From Home

It is difficult to be sure; exactly how many people have found their way to the island because they can easily be confused for seals, which are more common in coastal waters around Ireland. “My daughter and I went out for a walk on the beach near the lighthouse,” Houlihan told the Irish examiner. “He broke the rocks from the water and gave us some shows … I thought it was a seal at first and then we saw the tasks. He jumped on some kind of rock. He was huge. He was about the size of a bull or a cow, quite in size. Equally, he is bigger, bigger.”

Adult walruses can weigh up to about 3.5 meters (11.8 feet) in a small vehicle and can weigh up to 1.5 tons. In an interview with the Irish test taker, marine biologist Kevin Flannery put forward a theory of how large marine mammals made huge journeys to Ireland. Flannery believes that the Arctic creature went over an iceberg that broke and began to float beyond a point of return, taking with it its useless passenger. Such an epic transfer may suggest why the animal is so tired.

At the time of writing, there are no official reports that walrus can assist; the option complicated by the fact that wildlife authorities in the region are not accustomed to relocating and treating nomadic walrus. Border and mammal veteran Dave Pullan put forward an alternative theory on Twitter, saying that the walrus was the same person who had recently arrived in Denmark, but a Nord News report said a young man, who probably weighed 300-400 kilograms, found the walrus there.