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Seal chasing a fish on the River Lee.

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During the week, we received this letter from one of our Cork listeners, Tadgh McCarthy:

Dear Derek,
On Sunday night, 30-04-06, having been informed that there was a seal in the river (Lee in Cork), I went down for a look and brought my video camera with me. I live in the centre of the city and the seal was around an area called the North Gate Bridge in Cork. I capture the most amazing footage. One can see a fish (salmon???) beng chased, leaping from the water, trying to escape. It is finally caught by the seal and then released. It appears dead, but when the seal approaches it again the fish takes off and leaps full out of the water. The seal chases it again and finally catches it. He then eats it. The seal was still in the river the following morning, but I don't know where it is now.

I thought you and your panel might enjoy seeing the footage and you might even be able to put some of it on your website.

Yours sincerely,

Tadgh McCarthy

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