A viral clip is circulating on Internet showing a giant walrus climbing onto an anchored boat. While it is unclear where and by whom the incident was captured, social media users claim the mammal is Wally, the infamous boat-loving walrus known for unintentionally damaging boats off the Irish coast.
This walrus that made its way onto a boat has become an Internet sensation
The hilarious footage has racked up an impressive 607K views along with thousands of retweets. The 30-second clip shows the walrus struggling and flapping in a desperate attempt to seize an empty boat, and finally succeeds.
He needs a bigger boat.. pic.twitter.com/aXuYM6zVcG
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) August 30, 2021
“Maybe he just wanted to cool off,” a woman can be heard saying in the background before pointing to the “beautiful cream-colored chair,” as the mammal collapsed onto the boat.
Considering its struggle to hijack the boat, many Twitter users were concerned about how the walrus returned to the water.
One asked, “Just wondering … How did they get him out, can I assume they just waited until he was ready to go on his own?”
In response, a video was posted showing the walrus executing his escape by tilting the boat. “Why are we all so calm that he’s coming out and we have no motor, and we’re literally ten feet away from him? Holy Moly,” the woman can be heard saying.
While it is unclear where and who captured the incident, social media users are claiming that the mammal is Wally, the infamous boat-loving walrus known for unintentionally damaging boats off the Irish coast.
According to the BBC, the 800 kg walrus was first spotted in County Kerry in March. Since then, it has made waves in France, Spain and the UK.
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) said it sank one or two boats in each harbor it entered and advised boat owners to remove the motors to protect them from damage.