Rescue services released a stranded seal pup back to the sea, after receiving a call about the animal having somehow found itself in a residential garden near Oulu, on Friday morning.
The pup had made a long trip far away from its natural habitat, some 1.5 kilometres, to a village in the northwestern municipality of Pyhäjoki.
The Rescue Services of Oulu-Koillismaa team found the pup in good health, which made it possible to rewild the animal on the same day.
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Missions of this nature are not rare during springtime, according to one of the department's firefighters Joona Meriläinen.
"This is a common task, especially near coastal areas during springtime, when weaned pups decide to go on an adventure. I've heard that this is quite common," he said.
A total of three pups have been returned into the sea in the last 24 hours from different locations along the coast, according to a statement by the rescue department.
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