By CBSLA Staff

SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) – A giraffe made an appearance at the Santa Monica Pier Monday.

Sept. 6, 2021. (CBSLA)

The giraffe was placed in an enclosure for a Labor Day event of some kind on the beach near the pier.

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Sky2 flew over the scene, capturing footage of people getting up close and personal, with some even taking selfies.

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Cell phone video showed the giraffe being lead by its handlers along the sand.

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It was not immediately clear who the giraffe belonged to or why exactly it was brought to the beach.