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Elephant Seal Stops Traffic In Brazil City

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#1    Ohelemapit

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

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A massive elephant seal, estimated to weigh more than half a tonne, blocked a busy street in a Brazilian city after deciding to go for an impromptu stroll.

The animal stopped traffic for more than an hour in the beach city of Balneario Camboriu in the southern state of Santa Catarina.

The 9.8ft seal waddled out of the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday afternoon and headed up the beach straight for the busy Avenida Atlantica.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:16 PM

Imagine telling your boss why you were late for work. :w00t:

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

I wouldn't call what seals do "strolling" exactly. LOL But geez is that thing HUGE!!! And he certainly doesn't like people telling him to go home. :P Okay after reading the little blurb with the video, I'd say waddling is more of what they do. :tu:

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:26 PM

Well you don't see that every day.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:43 PM

View PostAliveInDeath7, on 20 March 2013 - 02:16 PM, said:

Imagine telling your boss why you were late for work. :w00t:

Wouldn't you just love to use it though.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:06 AM

HAHA cute, I'm glad he made it back to the sea safely :)

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:42 AM

I love how he used the pedestrian crossing I can just picture him yelling at the person who tried to move him along "It's a pedestrian crossing, I gotta green light, back off"

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:53 PM

I would stop for it too.  Just don't see something like that everyday.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:29 PM

View PostHilander, on 21 March 2013 - 01:53 PM, said:

I would stop for it too.  Just don't see something like that everyday.

A 9-8ft seal weighing more than half a ton... You bet your life you would stop for it. :yes:

I love the way the pedestrian is walking just by the side of it, as if this is just the norm!!

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

A kodak moment, that's for sure. ;) Love it!

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:55 PM

I realize seals of all types are used to going over rocks and such, but I hope the poor elephant seal didn't get "road rash" during his "outing" on the abrasive city road.

In times past, this would NOT have been a spectacle at all. The people would have killed it for it's meat and blubber. Lucky seal.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:39 PM

Pffft, we see these every day on the beach near our home, they're called "tourists". Usually whiter though.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:27 PM

I would love to know what he was thinking...lol

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:50 PM

dude why does some of the good and funny stuff happen in other places in the world?that is funny LOL the seal doing that i gotta give him/her props for that.and the firefighters that's messed up and sad he just want a break and decided to go for a stroll LOL.if i was that seal i would have open a can of you know what on the firefighters for spraying water on me.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:08 PM

Nah, he's gotta keep hydrated so there's nothing wrong with spraying him. And I'm sure that keeping him wet also prevented the "road-rash" pallidin was describing.

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