Walrus Falls Asleep On Iceberg, Wakes Up In Ireland

A giant Arctic walrus was spotted resting on a rock on Valentia Island off Ireland's southwest coast in County Kerry by a young girl, having likely fallen asleep on an iceberg and drifted aaall the way from home to this new strange land. 

According to 9NEWS, it was reported in Irish media that the young daughter of Valentia Islander Alan Houlihan, Muireann, was one of the first people to see the walrus.

"I thought it was a seal at first and then we saw the tusks," Houlihan told the Irish Examiner. "He kind of jumped up on the rocks. He was massive." He added: "He was about the size of a bull or a cow, pretty similar in size, he's big, big."

A local marine biologist, Kevin Flannery, explained that the walrus is from the Arctic and most likely "fell asleep on an iceberg and drifted off." "He would be pretty tired and pretty hungry at this stage," Mr. Flannery told the Examiner. "That is usually what happens to them is that they fall asleep on an iceberg and then get carried off from the Arctic."

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