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Seal named after Patriots player re-released into wild

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 00:50

A rehabilitated seal named Trey, after New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers, is released back into the ocean by the NFL star. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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A seal named Trey touched down in the sand on Tuesday. After New England Patriots star Trey Flowers set him free on Rhode Island's Blue Shutters Beach. (SOUNDBITE) TREY FLOWERS, SAYING: "I didn't know he look as unique as that -- claws and the fins. It was different than I've seen in movies and on TV and things." The harbour seal was rescued off the coast of New York last December, with several wounds to his body. But he's since been rehabilitated by the Mystic Aquarium... and named after the Patriots defensive lineman, who helped his team cruise to Super Bowl Victory. Now Trey the seal can celebrate his own win... swimming free out in the ocean.

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Seal named after Patriots player re-released into wild

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 00:50