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In the video the creature was noticed by beachgoers with the rubber band tight around his neck

Sea lion that chokes to death after putting its head in a band while swimming is rescued by brave nature volunteers in Argentina

  • Passers-by found a sea lion that struggled with the band tight around its neck
  • They called the nature group to calm the beast before they worked to remove the heavy rubber ring
  • Images were shot in Mar del Plata, Argentina – a well-known sea lions area
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This is the moment when a group of courageous nature savers rescued a struggling sea lion after putting his head in a tire while swimming.

Spotted fiddling on a busy beach, two men can see a few strange pieces of rope and a hook to miraculously free the huge mammal from the jaws of death.

The images were shot in Mar del Plata, Argentina, a famous coastline for sea lions.

In the video the creature was noticed by beachgoers with the rubber band tight around his neck.

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Clearly in some inconvenience the passers-by called in the help of a local nature group, Fundacion Fauna Argentina (FFA).

Initially there was a suggestion that the heavy animal could be anesthetized to facilitate rescue.

A FFA representative, however, confirmed that they would not have chosen this tactic out of concern for the sea lion.

In the video the creature was noticed by beachgoers with the rubber band tight around his neck

In the video the creature was noticed by beachgoers with the rubber band tight around his neck

& # 39; The stunned sea lion could go into the water and fall asleep with a large extra weight on his neck and drown, & # 39; said a spokesperson Dodo.

Knowing that the rubbish slowly cut off the air flow from the animals as he struggled to get it off, they knew they had to act quickly.

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So the fast-thinking group – all of whom are volunteers and committed to protecting wildlife and the environment – formed a pole with a hook at the end.

The fast thinking group ¿all volunteers and committed to protecting wildlife and the environment ¿formed a pole with a hook at the end

The fast thinking group ¿all volunteers and committed to protecting wildlife and the environment ¿formed a pole with a hook at the end

The fast thinking group – all of which are volunteers and committed to protecting wildlife and the environment – formed a pole with a hook at the end

A brave member moved close to the increasingly erratic sea lion in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

After several failed attempts, the volunteer manages to hook the improvised pole to the edge of the tire.

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Then the group started to pull on the belt to release, while the sea lion roams around.

And in the end the band flies from the sea lion, which runs back to the ocean to cheer on spectators.

After several failed attempts, the volunteer manages to hook the improvised pole to the edge of the tire. Then the group started to pull on the belt to release, while the sea lion roams around

After several failed attempts, the volunteer manages to hook the improvised pole to the edge of the tire. Then the group started to pull on the belt to release, while the sea lion roams around

After several failed attempts, the volunteer manages to hook the improvised pole to the edge of the tire. Then the group started to pull on the belt to release, while the sea lion roams around

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