Locals in the southern Brazilian coastal city of Balneario Camboriu were quite surprised recently to see a humongous elephant seal emerge from the Atlantic Ocean and stroll around their town.

The 10-foot-long, 1,100 pound animal apparently waddled out of the ocean and headed straight for the town. Th seal even managed to cross a street as spectators looked on in amazement.

Police officers and firefighters had to dump buckets of water on the seal to keep it wet as it leisurely crossed a crowded street.

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Finally, after an hour and a half, the seal turned around and decided its life was better in the water.