Traffic was stopped for more than an hour in Balneario Camboriu after a half-ton seal went for a stroll.
The massive elephant seal stunned onlookers as it waddled around the streets and caused large tailbacks while crossing the road. Traffic jams ensued as cars were unable to move and authorities were called in to tackle the problem. The sea-born mammal had emerged from the Atlantic on Saturday afternoon before heading up the beach towards the busy streets.
Tourists had a blast taking photographs of the creature as firefighters sprayed water on it to stop it drying out while trying to herd it back towards the sea. Fortunately the seal finally returned to the beach after a somewhat disruptive adventure that lasted around an hour-and-a-half.
"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."
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Source: Sky News
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