A rescuer uses a pole with a curved knife on the end to cut a plastic strap around the neck of a female elephant seal at the Piedras Blancas colony on Friday.
A rescuer uses a pole with a curved knife on the end to cut a plastic strap around the neck of a female elephant seal at the Piedras Blancas colony on Friday. Special to The Tribune
A rescuer uses a pole with a curved knife on the end to cut a plastic strap around the neck of a female elephant seal at the Piedras Blancas colony on Friday. Special to The Tribune

Rescuers remove strap from elephant seal's neck at Piedras Blancas

June 03, 2013 4:00 PM