An Arctic walrus ended up in Ireland, after possibly taking a nap.
The Independent reported Alan Houlihan and his five-year-old daughter, Muireann, noticed an Arctic walrus on Ireland’s Valentia Island.
“He kind of jumped up on the rocks. He was massive. He was about the size of a bull or a cow, pretty similar in size. He’s big, big,” Houlihan told the Independent.
How did the walrus get so far from his home in the North Pole?
Kevin Flannery, Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium, told the Independent that the walrus, which is probably a juvenile, probably fell asleep on an iceberg that melted off the Greenland shelf and was carried to Ireland. Either that, or it was looking for a pot of gold.
“He would be pretty tired and pretty hungry at this stage. That is usually what happens to them is that they fall asleep on an iceberg and then get carried off from the Arctic,” Flannery said.