Wandering walrus spotted again on Latvian coast

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Evidence is mounting that a walrus is conducting a tour of Latvia's extensive coastline. 

The walrus which was previously observed on the beach of Liepāja on the night of July 4, has been spotted again, this time a considerable distance along the coast at Slītere National Park, the park said on its Facebook page.

Zoologist Vilnis Skuja said that at present the animal does not require assistance, despite being a long way from its usual Arctic hunting grounds, and repeated a plea for members of the public not to disturb the animal or approach it.

Although walruses do not consider humans as food, if a person comes too close, the animal may bite in defense. 

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