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Porpoise left by tsunami in rice paddy back to sea

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Thursday, March 24, 2011; 2:03 AM

SENDAI, Japan -- Rescuers returned a baby porpoise to the sea after it was found splashing in a swamped rice paddy days after Japan's massive tsunami deposited it nearly a mile (more than a kilometer) inland.

Pet shop owner Takashi Wagatsuma says the three-foot-long (meter-long) finless porpoise had a few scratches but otherwise seemed fine when it was found Tuesday - more than a week after the March 11 disaster.

He says local animal rescuers were alerted about the stranded animal. They rushed to catch it and then returned it safely to the ocean.


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