WATCH: Rescuers Free Seal Trapped By Fishing Line
A Scottish grey seal will live to swim another day after animal rescuers freed it from a lobster fishing line that threatened to choke it.
Alerted to the struggling seal pup that had become tangled in waters near Sandness, Shetland—an island off the northern coast of Scotland—rescuers from the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary rushed to the scene. Video taken from aboard the ship shows initial rescue efforts by a diver were unsuccessful.
Hooking the wire wrapped around the seal's neck with a grappling hook, divers were able to reel the seal close to the boat, where it seemingly dangled while rescuers attempted to cut it free.
Jan Bevington from the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary stated this wasn't the first seal they