We just want to meet the new Walrus, to be honest.
Walruses have never ventured over to Ireland to see what we’ve got to offer. Until now, that is.
Arriving in a rather kingly man, asleep on a floating iceberg (like a boss), Ireland’s first ever Walrus appeared on Sunday (March 15). It is thought to have drifted through the Atlantic Ocean to Valentina Island in Co. Kerry.
An Arctic Walrus has landed on Valentia Island… believed to have made its way all the way from Greenland! It appears to be exhausted. Video by Alan Houlihan, who’s 5 year old daughter was the first to spot the walrus. #Kerry pic.twitter.com/TLtBLBAZDk
— Seán Mac an tSíthigh (@Buailtin) March 14, 2021
Of course, a snap surfaced online and the internet immediately fell in love. Clearly, we are all the walrus!
Sadly, the walrus seems to be a lone traveller, so let’s hope he can hit up his group of friends again soon. After all, social distancing isn’t an issue in the deep, dark ocean… yet.
The Irish Whale & Dolphin Group have requested that people ‘”observe this wayward traveller from a safe distance and to give it the space it requires and submit any subsequent sightings to the IWDG sighting scheme.” Members of the public can do just that via this link.
Mood all day:
I will spend the day focusing on work and not the poor walrus in Kerry I will spend the day focusing on work and not the poor walrus in Kerry I will spend the day focusing on work and not the poor walrus in Kerry I will spend
— E. M. Honan (@EllieOnTheRocks) March 15, 2021
— Pat Dunne (@dunnser3) March 15, 2021