Wally the walrus looked into plans for a purpose-built floating lilo and took control of a speedboat in West Cork.
Seal Rescue Ireland had announced plans to build a special ‘floating sofa’ for Wally – which could have been deployed quickly anywhere he was spotted on the Irish coast.
The walrus has led an epic quest around the coasts of Ireland, Britain and even France, and has wrecked at least two boats in Cork Harbor so far.
That’s what pushed the lilo plan forward by those who worry about him, but it looks like he wants something a lot more sophisticated.
Wally arrived in the beautiful harbor of Crookhaven this morning and quickly boarded a local speedboat to get some rest.
Wally drew the crowds, with local boats coming out to see him – however, wildlife experts have asked the public to keep their distance as they don’t want to see the lone walrus in distress.
The 800 kg Arctic Walrus is believed to be a juvenile male and is very far from its usual lands off the Arctic coast.
Like all marine mammals, including the most common seals seen off our coasts, Wally needs to rest on land or on floating objects.
Wally now appears to be moving west again around our coast and may soon return to Kerry.
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