Massive 200 KG Australian Fur Seal Wanders Down The Street And Squashes A Car!
A 200kg Australian fur seal weighing 200kg has been spotted strolling down the streets of Tasmania, squashing a few cars along the way.Credit: Tasmanian Police
Residents of Tasmania were rubbing their eyes in disbelief as they awoke to the gigantic Australian fur seal casually making his way through the streets of suburban Tasmania, a good 50 kilometers away from his ocean home. Well, I am just assuming it is a he, only men go wandering around like that. Many locals were trapped in their homes as the massive creature continued his journey.Credit: Tasmanian Police
Police soon dubbed the chap “Lou-seal” as they contemplated how to get him back to the sea and keep the fearful residents safe. He was first spotted in the middle of the road at 5.45am and weighs an estimated 200kg. No one was prepared to put him on a scale to confirm this. He then casually took a jaunt down Penquite Road in the normally quiet suburb of Newstead in Launceston.Credit: Tasmanian Police
It climbed up onto one car parked in a driveway and then promptly jumped on to another vehicle parked nearby. The police eventually manage to cordon the seal off while waiting for Parks and Wildlife officers to get to the scene and deal with the unusual situation. The local residents remained safely in their homes, too afraid to come out.Credit: Tasmanian Police
William Gregory was one such resident, watched the spectacle from his home in Newstead. “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,” said Gregory.” You kind of wake up and you wonder, is this really happening, am I really seeing this or am I still dreaming?Credit: Tasmanian Police
He added: “It did this spectacular manoeuvre where it slid down the back of the first car and jumped onto bonnet of the second car and scrambled over the top of that.” He explained that the damage caused by Lou-seal to the vehicles was minor, adding “We’ll replace the windscreen and pop a few dents out, they’re just old cars so it doesn’t really matter. It’s worth it,” he said. This is not the first time a wayward fur seal has been seen in the area.Credit: Tasmanian Police
Gregory said “A couple of long-term locals told me that it’s happened a couple of times over the years,” explaining: “There is a little estuary right behind our house so I imagine he’s just swam out there … and found himself out on the street.” Police eventually subdued the seal with tranquilizer darts and Parks and Wildlife officers were able to transport “Lou-seal” back to his natural habitat.