Wally the Walrus, one of the summer's most famous visitors this years, has been spotted back home in Iceland.
The 800kg male walrus arrived to Irish shores in March, after being spotted off Valencia Island in Co Kerry.
After a gap year visiting Europe, Wally the walrus has left west cork and been resighted in Iceland. Good to see him finding his way home again. pic.twitter.com/8mI7ct0rSt
— Mark Jessopp (@GannetGuy) September 20, 2021
He was seen resting, and often sinking, a number of boats on Irish coasts as he spent his summer in Europe.
But after 22 days with no spotting, many became concerned for Wally's whereabouts.
#WalrusWatch UPDATE: After 22 days with no confirmed sightings, we were starting to lose hope of ever seeing the young, wandering walrus again. HOWEVER, we just received notice that a similar-looking walrus was sighted yesterday in ICELAND..
Picture: Hafrún Eiríks / Höfn 1/7 pic.twitter.com/ZQLwGtbVol
— Seal Rescue Ireland (@seal_rescue) September 20, 2021
But, like the true explorer he is, the wandering walrus had made the 4000km voyage home and was spotted in Iceland.
Don't worry I'm sure he'll write...