Angry Walrus Sinks Russian Navy Landing Craft in Defense of Her Calves
OutdoorHub Reporters 09.25.19
The Russian Navy supposedly builds its ships to stand up against the world’s strongest military forces. Although, after a ticked off walrus apparently sunk one of their boats, it appears somebody needs to focus on the powers of the animal kingdom’s mightiest tusks.
According to the Russian Geographical Society, a mother walrus attacked members of a research team who were studying wildlife and tracking a century-old expedition’s journey through the Arctic.
The RGO claims the walrus was likely startled by a member of its landing crew, causing her to violently lash out in defense of her young.
“The boat sank, but the tragedy was avoided thanks to the clear actions of the squad leader,” the RGO wrote in an article translated from Russian. “All the landing participants safely reached the shore.”
However, the Russian military seemed to belittle the incident, making no mention of the ship’s sinking in a separate statement:
“During the landing at Cape Geller, a group of researchers had to flee from a female walrus, which, protecting its cubs, attacked an expedition boat,” the navy wrote in a statement. “Serious troubles were avoided thanks to the clear and well coordinated actions of the Northern Fleet servicemen, who were able to take the boat away from the animals without harming them.”
They also allude the ship is still operational, yet no specific details regarding damage suffered in the attack was released.
“At present, the Altai rescue tugboat, with participants in a joint expedition of the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society, continues to perform tasks in the Algeria,” the military stated.
The Russian military, throughout the years, has become synonymous with brushing embarrassing things like this under the rug.
In August, for example, they kept details hush about a nuclear explosion in a small town near the Arctic Circle. The incident left five people dead, although it wasn’t revealed until weeks later.
It doesn’t appear anyone sustained any injuries in the walrus attack, although somebody probably needs to check on the Russian Navy’s ego..