Sea Lion saved from choking to death after getting its head stuck in a tyre

Mail Online | 8/22/2019 | William Cole For Mailonline
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This is the moment a group of brave wildlife rescuers saved a struggling sea lion after he got his head stuck inside a tire while swimming.

Spotted floundering on a busy beach, two men can seen using some odd pieces of rope and a hook to miraculously free the huge mammal from the jaws of death.

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The footage was recorded at Mar del Plata, Argentina, a well-known stretch of coastline for sea lions.

In the video, the creature was spotted by beachgoers with the rubber tire wrapped tightly around its portly neck.

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

At first there was a suggestion that the weighty animal could be sedated to make the rescue easier.

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However a representative of FFA confirmed they would not have chosen this tactic out of concerns for the sea lion.

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