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Environment / Surprise visitor on Westside salmon farm

Photos: Courtesy Dougie Leask/Cooke Aquaculture

IT IS not something you see everyday in Shetland – a walrus having a rest on the side of a salmon farm cage.

The large marine animal was spotted this morning (Friday) by Dougie Leask as it lounged on the cage in the waters off Aith.

Walruses are infrequent visitors to Shetland – an Arctic variety for instance reared its head in Skerries a few years ago.

People are generally advised to stay clear of walruses if they reach the shore.

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