Elephant Seal Snarls Traffic in Brazil Steph Spencer March 21, 2013 Brazil, Sidelines 4 Comments Typical 9-5 of an elephant seal © Jim Bahn A large elephant seal frustrated motorists in Brazil this week when it took a holiday from its usual aquatic life and wandered the streets of Balneario Camboriu. The creature stopped traffic on a busy street for more than an hour as it made its way across a crosswalk. The seal may have raised the ire of drivers, but it delighted tourists and onlookers who formed a snap-happy crowd at a respectful distance from the animal and rescue staff splashed water on the animal to keep it from drying out or overheating. After several hours of sightseeing, the seal made its way back to the sea and entered the water under its own steam. Check out more about this in Metro 4 Responses Jane March 21, 2013 Nice that it used the crosswalk!!! Smarter than most pedestrians I’ve seen around here – don’t know why we bother wasting tax dollars on them. Perhaps in the event that an elephant seal, or walrus, or hippo might want to use them!?? Reply 9leftfeet March 22, 2013 most likely she was sad. Very sad. Would have been nice to have someone approach her. Reply 9leftfeet March 22, 2013 sad. She was vey sad. The photographer should have noticed her route and the sad sayings she said. Why didn’t my previous post get posted? Reply 9leftfeet March 22, 2013 Obviously technology eludes her. Berating herself for getting turned around with a GPS tends to be embarrassing She is trying. She tries even if she feels like she’s alone She tries even when he, her, them, her, her, and him laugh at her She tries as she strives for a happier life while cleaning up a left turn wreck She tries even when people tell her not too believe She tries while trying to heal She tries her best and falls down but desperately tries again She tries at this new life and I am still proud of her I say to her not to cry and she tries She understands some of your anger and apologize not for no anger for for pain towards others. She doesn’t make pain her goal. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... * + 3 = Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.