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Rescued seal pup Spud released into the wild

3 March 2011 Last updated at 23:03 GMT

A seal pup that was found the yard of a machinery hire company in Strabane, County Tyrone, has been released back into the wild.

Spud was taken in by a seal sanctuary after his surprise appearance in January, but has made such good progress that keepers decided he was strong enough to go free.

This report by Kevin Sharkey features Tania Singleton from Exploris.