A loving family rescued a baby seal trapped in fishing nets on a beach.
The family was alerted to the seal’s plight when their dog started barking.
They had been walking on Westport Beach in northern California when they came across the distressed animal. Online footage shows the family carefully cutting the netting off to avoid injury to the seal.
Three members of the family held it down with a blanket to try and stop it from moving into the scissors as one cut the nets off.
Once it was off, they let the scared animal go and it hopped back into the ocean as the family cheered.