Walrus Freya sink boats in Norway

Walrus Freya became famous when she chose a Royal Dutch Navy submarine for her enjoyment in October. The Navy was a big fan of the new mascot. The new base of Freya in southern Norway is less enthusiastic.

The little walrus has been wandering around for some time now. Its counterparts usually prefer the North Pole, but Freya prefers to dwell in the south. After her medical passage in the Dutch Wadden Sea in October and trips to Germany, Denmark and the United Kingdom, she arrived in Norway in June.

While the Royal Dutch Navy’s so-called Walrus-class submarine was powerful enough to allow walruses to bask, Freya’s habit of lying on ships instead of floating ice causes problems in Norway. The boats that walruses choose there are much smaller. Several boats were damaged and many sunk due to the 600-700-kilogram sun rack. Insurance claims for ‘vandalism’ have already been filed.

police intervention

In recent days, Freya has been rocking the Norwegian capital, Oslo. On Monday, he blocked a rower walrus that tried to scare the animal away with a garden hose. Without avail. On Tuesday, I called the police: the port police also tried to spray Freya away from a boat with a large hose. A local news website published a video on the same day of Freya attacking a swan – according to an eyewitness, the result was fatal. Swimmers are advised to get out of the water if they see Freya. Not because she will be aggressive towards people, but because she may like to play and pull swimmers underwater.

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Frustrated boat owners are made in local and international media like elephant dies And the NBC They obviously prefer to see the animal leave. But it would also be better for the welfare of the walrus itself to go ahead.

pull away

Experts complain that curious experts who come to take pictures in the port of Oslo with their boat or jet-ski disturb Freya’s peace. For example, Dr. Ron Ai believes that many onlookers get too close, startling Freya and preventing her from escaping. The giant loves to eat large meals, but then needs to rest for up to twenty hours. “If she is constantly nervous because of the presence of people, it is not in her favor.” Norwegian experts and tourists have called for the walrus, a protected species, to be left alone.

Meanwhile, scientists have come up with a plan to restore good peace to both walruses and humans: they want to teach Freya to lie on a floating platform, attached to a ship just for her sake. Once they got used to their new mooring, they would drag the walruses to the quiet northern Norwegian coast.

Denton Watson

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