By Lydia Catling For Mailonline
Published: 11:58 BST, 3 August 2020 | Updated: 12:01 BST, 3 August 2020
Spanish police were forced to cut an enormous sea turtle free from rope wrapped around its neck using a knife.
The creature had become entangled in rope which was attached to a mesh cage for catching octopuses.
In the distressing clip, two police officers can be seen helping the sea turtle while in a dinghy alongside it off the coast of Punta Umbria in southern Spain.
Police officers helped free the large sea turtle from rope it had become entangled in off the coast of Punta Umbria, in southern Spain
The men cut one part of the rope from around the reptile's neck and it tries to swim away thinking it is now free.