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Pine marten back home after road injury

One of Northern Ireland's rarest mammals, a pine marten, has had a lucky escape after being struck by a car.

Vets scrambled to save Spot after he was found at the side of a busy road near Ballyrobert, County Down.

He was given a 50% chance of surviving but conservationists released him back into the wild on Sunday following a major improvement in his condition.

  • 21 Aug 2018