The huge walrus named Wally travels along the European coast, “hijacks” strangers’ boats to have a rest on them

This walrus has been spotted in several locations off the coast of England and Ireland in the past few months.

He later received the name Wally, and people also got to know his story.

The huge walrus named Wally travels along the European coast, "hijacks" strangers' boats to have a rest on them

In winter, he fell asleep on an iceberg near his native Greenland, and after that he somehow sailed south.

The local areas differ from those among which Wally grew up – but the walrus tries to enjoy the unplanned trip with might and main.

He was spotted and photographed many times off the coast, and a couple of weeks ago he was spotted by employees at Clonakilty Distillery in Ireland.

The huge walrus named Wally travels along the European coast, "hijacks" strangers' boats to have a rest on them

The walrus was lying in their boat, which was in the water near the shore.

The employees were surprised and at the same time glad to see an unusual guest.

And this week, Wally was spotted on a boat again, this time off the coast of the Irish village of Crookhaven.

The huge walrus named Wally travels along the European coast, "hijacks" strangers' boats to have a rest on them

The walrus decided to relax again, and climbed into someone else’s boat to sleep.

Apparently, now he thinks that boats are resting places for walruses.

Wally continues to enjoy his adventure – and he seems to love it!

However, local residents have already begun to worry, because a 1700-pound walrus can easily destroy someone’s boat.

In this regard, the residents of St. Mary even bought him a pontoon, which he could use instead of a boat. Wally tried it, but did not stay on it for long.

The huge walrus named Wally travels along the European coast, "hijacks" strangers' boats to have a rest on them

It is known that walruses sometimes travel long distances, experts fear that Wally’s appearance may be due to climate change.

According to them, the Arctic may be warming up much faster than we anticipate.

“Closer to Europe, there are a lot of Arctic species emerging, and this is worrying. It really raises a lot of questions about climate change,” says Emer Keaveney, founder of the Ocean Research Association ORCA in Ireland.

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