Mystery elephant likely part of beach birthday party

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

An elephant spotted on North Redington Beach Saturday was likely part of a beach birthday party.

Back in February, a woman asked the city commission to sign off on having the trained elephant to make an appearance at her 60th birthday party.

Commissioners approved that request.

Beach goers spotted an elephant walking along the beach and enjoying the comfortable Gulf of Mexico waters Saturday.

Bay News 9 viewer Todd Unbehagen sent us this video of the pachyderm sunbathing.