Town Cancels Fireworks So Tired Walrus At Harbor Can Rest

  • An Arctic walrus has been causing an enormous stir in Scarborough after it was discovered in the town’s harbor.
  • The massive mammal has drawn huge crowds to the seaside resort since being spotted on New Year’s Eve, in what is thought to be the first sighting of a walrus in Yorkshire. The animal is thought to be Thor – the same walrus spotted on the Hampshire coastline earlier this month. Local wildlife experts have asked people not to disturb the creature.
  • Scarborough’s new year’s fireworks display was cancelled out of concern for Thor. The council canceled the show on the advice of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue who said it could cause “distress” to the mammal.
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