VIDEO: Giant 440-Pound Seal Wanders Through Australian Streets Crushing Cars, Windscreens
By Space Coast Daily // December 29, 2016
Seal was released back into the wild
ABOVE VIDEO: A huge seal lumbered through an Australian neighborhood Monday, leaving dented cars and confused residents in its wake.
AUSTRALIA (INSIDE EDITION) – A huge seal lumbered through an Australian neighborhood Monday, leaving dented cars and confused residents in its wake.
After a homeowner in Newstead, Tasmania alerted authorities to the seal at 5:45 a.m. local time, wildlife officers spent hours trying to catch it. Local reports estimated the Australian fur seal, dubbed “Mr. Lou-Seal” by Tasmanian police, weighed as much as 200kg or 440 pounds.
At one point, the seal climbed on top of a parked car, denting its hood and cracking its windscreen. It then took a nap behind the vehicle.
“We got up and there was this great big seal on the roof of the car, which is definitely not what you’d expect on Boxing Day,” a resident, Will Gregory, told ABC in Australia. “You kind of wake up and you wonder, ‘Is this really happening, am I really seeing this or am I still dreaming?'”
Mr. Lou-Seal was eventually tranquilized by wildlife officers near a home and put into a trailer.