Due to the large weight, the mammal named after the goddess of love damages and overturns ships. However, the Norwegian authorities do not intend to resettle him.
A 600-pound female walrus, nicknamed Freya, was spotted in the fjord of the Norwegian capital Oslo. She likes to bask in the sun by climbing on the boat, however, due to the weight of the animal, the boat often capsizes in the water and is damaged. Despite this, the mammal has become a favorite of the locals. The Guardian writes about this on Tuesday, July 26, citing materials from the AFP agency.
The walrus, named after the Scandinavian goddess of love, has previously been spotted in the UK, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands and has now decided to spend part of her summer in Norway. Initially, local journalists drew attention to Freya when she was trying to climb pleasure boats in the village of Kragero. Since July 17, she lives in the waters of Oslo.
The appearance of Freya in Norway so impressed the locals that the Verdens Gang published a live broadcast on its website, which captured every step of the walrus. Freya was once caught chasing a duck and attacking a swan, but most often she can be found sleeping in boats. Walruses can sleep up to 20 hours a day, journalists write.
Despite property damage, the Norwegian authorities have said they have no intention of relocating Freya.
“She is doing well, eating, resting and appears to be in good physical condition,” the Norwegian Fisheries Authority said on 25 July.< /p>
At the same time, officials urge Norwegians to keep their distance and not swim close to Freya, because if you disturb the walrus, she can feel the danger and attack.
Walruses are protected animals and feed mainly on shellfish, shrimp, crabs and small fish. The weight of an adult male can reach a ton, while a female can weigh up to 700 kg.
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