12 Apr. 2000
Gisborne, New Zealand
Homer, a teenage elephant seal, basks in shallow waters on a boat ramp in Gisborne harbour where he has taken up residence April 11. The two ton elephant seal has attempted to climb into cars parked near the port's boat ramp and has already destroyed a rubbish bin down near the ramp and became something of a traffic hazard for locals at the popular seaside town on the east coast of the North Island.