A woman was forced to call her boss and say she couldn’t make it to work because a giant seal was blocking her car.
Amber Harris, woke up to find the 600kg animal named ‘Neil’ in her front yard at her Primrose Sands home, about 50km east of Hobart on Tuesday morning.
She watched on at 6:20am as the southern elephant seal wandered onto her front deck and peered inside her door before exploring the garage and deciding to have a nap for a few hours right in front of her vehicle.
‘He’s currently right near my car and I’m unable to get into it to get to work,’ Ms Harris told ABC Radio Hobart.
‘I rang my boss and let her know and she thought it was great.’
Ms Harris shared several pictures of Neil’s visit with her colleagues once she eventually arrived at the office.
Neil has become a popular attraction for locals and visitors in the area, galumphing from Primrose Sands beach and resting at various spots on the shore.
Southern elephant seals migrate to various parts of sub-Antarctic Islands during September to November to breed.
Between January and April the animals are known to shed their hair and skin.
Males seals can weight up to as much as 3000kg while females can weigh up to 900kg.