A seal in distress spotted off the coast of Northern Ireland has appeared in Scotland with a can wedged in its jaw
Belfast Harbour police have been trying to help the animal who was at risk of drowning due to the can.
The seal was apparently spotted several times over the past week but nobody could do anything to help;
Finally, officers managed to free it from the can after finding it on the River Clyde earlier this week.
It was first spotted earlier this month with the Red Bull can stuck on its jaw, off the coast of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Harbor police attempted to help the distressed animal before it made off into the water and hadn’t been spotted since.
It was reported to have “seemed to be in distress,” and therefore a search went underway to help locate it.
It was police officers from the Ministry of Defence who eventually discovered the animal resting on a storm drain.
A spokesperson told the BBC: “MOD Police Clyde Marine Unit officers freed this animal in distress and would urge people to take extra care in how they dispose of their rubbish near any waterway.”