Thor the walrus appears in Northumberland after cancelling Scarborough New Year fireworks | UK News

Thor the walrus appeared in Northumberland, 100 miles north of Scarborough, where he drew hundreds of crowds and caused the town’s New Year’s fireworks display to be cancelled.

A large crowd quickly gathered at Blyth at lunchtime on Monday after a walrus was spotted resting on a wooden pontoon at the yacht club.

The assumption is that it was Thor, the young man who Parking on the slide at Scarborough Harbor on the evening of December 30 and slipped into the water less than 24 hours later.

Thor, the first recorded walrus in Yorkshire, was spotted in early December swimming near the Hampshire coast.

Scarborough Council has decided to cancel the New Year’s Eve fireworks display as part of a multi-agency effort to prevent the giant animals from becoming agitated and harmful.

According to a report from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) about Thor’s visit to Yorkshire, thousands of people came to the harbor to catch a glimpse of him, up to 500 behind the fence at one time. .

Thor the hippocampus was discovered on a buoy in Blyth
Thor the hippocampus was discovered on a buoy in Blyth
Thor is said to have arrived in Scarborough late on Friday.  Photo: Stuart Ford/PA
Thor takes a nap in Scarborough Harbor

Reports say Thor slept through the day as people flocked to see him – including several from the other end of the country and a family from France.

The BDMLR said police helped deal with a handful of difficult members of the public, including one who “broke the fence and entered the private area, trying to get close to the walrus for a photo”.

Thor left Scarborough around 4:30pm on Saturday after first being spotted on Friday night.


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