A massive Australian fur seal goes walkabout in a startled Tasmanian suburb.
Police in Newstead, Tasmania, found the 440-pound seal in the middle of a busy street on Monday, Dec.
He made his way onto a car parked in a nearby driveway and then onto the car behind, breaking a windshield and denting a roof.
Newstead is 50 kilometers inland from the ocean, but locals speculate that the big guy arrived via a nearby river inlet.
Police nicknamed the adult male "Mr.
Lou-Seal" and pronounced him a "sea-lebrity.
" Parks and Wildlife officials tranquilized the furry beast and loaded him on a trailer.
After a medical check, they plan to release him back into the ocean.
Wildlife biologist Rachel Alderman told Australian Broadcasting that Tasmania has a large population of hungry Australian fur seals.
At this time of year, she said, "It's not unusual for us to locate fur seals in rather strange locations.
" For NewsBeat Social, I'm Cora Sivak.