Elephant Seal Snarls Traffic in Brazil
by Steph Spencer | March, 2013
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.
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Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.