Kayakers help save seal pups entangled in netting.

  • Published on Sep 16, 2019
  • A kayaker based in Namibia captured his encounters with numerous baby seals trapped in netting and how he cut them free with a line cutter on May 11.
    Schalk Louw, who filmed these rescues, caught the seal pups in a specially designed blue net after the mammals had become entangled.
    "We got a net from a good friend in California to help aid us in our rescues. We’re testing it out and it works well with the small pups. In the video, Naude is using the net to catch a pup caught in fishing line and I used my line cutter to assist him and to cut the pup free," said Louw.
    In another rescue, the kayaker manages to catch a seal by its tail that had fishing lines around its neck.
    Louw told Newsflare: "My line cutter could not cut through the line without having to use excessive force. Thankfully Francois was there with his Leatherman so he cut the lines off and the pup was free to play again."
    Footage shows a herd of seals on a beach in Namibia running towards the sea while the filmers chase them with a blue net. The bag is then placed in front of a baby seal who runs directly inside.
    A specially placed zip on the bag is opened where the head of the seal is and the rescuers then use their cutters to remove the netting.
    The filmers show how they hold the puppy's head down with some force because of the strength evident in the sea mammal. However each seal then happily flees to the sea, free from the manmade trapping.
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  • Make a wish Make a wish
    Make a wish Make a wish 32 minutes ago +1

    My teeth are sharper then the stupid knife good job. We need more people like you guys

  • Katherine Uribe
    Katherine Uribe 40 minutes ago

    Poor pups, they don't understand the men are there to help them. God bless these guys!💕🤗

  • maximusss
    maximusss 41 minute ago


  • юрий янпольский

    Мужики вы красавчики)))++++

  • Margaret Temple
    Margaret Temple Hour ago

    Thanks for all you do for these creatures...

  • alvs lopx
    alvs lopx Hour ago

    From this particular city next to it

  • alvs lopx
    alvs lopx Hour ago

    I am from Namibia

  • regina MOURA
    regina MOURA 2 hours ago


  • Nabile Bermaki
    Nabile Bermaki 2 hours ago

    رائع 👍

  • Manuel Corona
    Manuel Corona 3 hours ago

    Muy buen trabajo muchachos .
    Dios los bendiga mucho👍🙏

  • k m
    k m 3 hours ago

    Thank u for being a good person.

  • Ирина Шейк
    Ирина Шейк 3 hours ago

    Огромное спасибо за помощь животным, да хранит вас Всевышний ☝

  • Laura Arriaga
    Laura Arriaga 3 hours ago

    Beautiful work!! Love you people. You are heroes. Thanks GOD for your life!!!

  • Indo Crop Circles
    Indo Crop Circles 4 hours ago

    *The world must be crazy! Look that more than 5000 disliked. Are they killer whales? shrimp's brains*

  • Raghda Alhaddad
    Raghda Alhaddad 4 hours ago

    جزاكم الله خيرا على المساعدة اللي تساعدو مخلوقاته

  • emy Gilbert
    emy Gilbert 4 hours ago

    Thanks for the love with animals life and save them life

  • ana maria gallego
    ana maria gallego 6 hours ago

    Me gusta lo que haces

  • Михаил Иванов

    *МОЛОДЦЫ* 👍🙂

  • Ата Ибрагимов

    Пусть Аллагь воздаст вам благом за ваше доброе дело, за вашу любовь к животным. Я с радостью пожал бы вам руку. Здоровья вам и вашим родным.

  • Forja Loaisa
    Forja Loaisa 6 hours ago

    No tiene precio su labor..

  • Julia Magdalen9
    Julia Magdalen9 6 hours ago

    bueno muy bueno

  • Audra Reynolds
    Audra Reynolds 6 hours ago

    Good job God bless you

  • Ravi Mahalay
    Ravi Mahalay 7 hours ago

    Thanks for saving animal from pain

  • Eudi Siqueira
    Eudi Siqueira 7 hours ago


  • Fabio costa
    Fabio costa 7 hours ago


  • Reyzon Urrego
    Reyzon Urrego 8 hours ago

    Este men merece el mundo entero, gracias por esa ayuda a los animales, gracias totales caballero.

  • Javier Contreras
    Javier Contreras 8 hours ago

    Good job thanks 🙏

  • น้อง Auto
    น้อง Auto 8 hours ago +1

    พวกคุณเจ๋งมาก 😁👍

  • Randy Thompson
    Randy Thompson 8 hours ago

    What pisses me off is he HAS to carry nippers with him just to do something like this EVERY TIME he goes out for a paddle.

  • I Putu Aryadana, SH
    I Putu Aryadana, SH 9 hours ago

    Verry good🙏

  • Jaime Martinez
    Jaime Martinez 9 hours ago

    Esos pescadores deberian tener un poco de conciencia al poner sus redes

  • Norma Ponce
    Norma Ponce 9 hours ago

    Dios se lo pague chicossss💞

  • Carmen Tismanar
    Carmen Tismanar 9 hours ago

    Mulțumesc,oameni buni !

  • Дмитрий Иванов

    Молодцы ребята!!

  • Macario Mota
    Macario Mota 9 hours ago

    Los felicito de verdad

  • Macario Mota
    Macario Mota 9 hours ago

    Que buen trabajo hacen por esos animales

  • Vасилий & Uрий

    russia volga fishing there

  • Paul Racine
    Paul Racine 10 hours ago +1

    Why would someone dislike?...why??🤔🤔

  • Илона Шевякова

    Sometimes I dont hate people

  • Сергей Снеговой


  • I am Nero.
    I am Nero. 10 hours ago

    Thank you sir. 😊

  • lurdy Barros
    lurdy Barros 10 hours ago


  • Fernando Rubio
    Fernando Rubio 11 hours ago

    Hay que ser conscientes con la naturaleza por favor lo que destruirla porque es parte de nuestras vidas y ellos sienten también x k tienen vida

    MrSISPUP 11 hours ago

    Good work boys

  • Rajib Chowdhury
    Rajib Chowdhury 11 hours ago

    Good job. Need more human like you.

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  • 0521 0521
    0521 0521 11 hours ago


  • Andrea Escobar
    Andrea Escobar 11 hours ago


  • Zeynabeh Alizadeh
    Zeynabeh Alizadeh 12 hours ago

    Oh poor baby 🙁 thanks man who helps this baby 😊

  • izac Vieira
    izac Vieira 12 hours ago

    Poxa... São muitos casos né

    LAST LIGHT 13 hours ago

    He's going to get the shit bitten out of his hand sooner or later.

  • Richy Stewart
    Richy Stewart 14 hours ago

    Well done you sir!

  • How Videos Hero
    How Videos Hero 14 hours ago +1

    so don't throw the fcking trash in the sea! Good job! Congrats on video

  • Su Poe
    Su Poe 15 hours ago

    May God bless you all who recuse animals.

  • Sukanya Manur
    Sukanya Manur 15 hours ago

    Good job guys , make sure it doesn't repeat nothing happen to them 👍

  • I3L4CK SkILLZz
    I3L4CK SkILLZz 15 hours ago

    Thank you for saving our animals

  • 雅惠
    雅惠 15 hours ago

    The sound of these seal pups are really similar to the sheep. 🐑

  • Сумленны Грамадзянiн

    У чуваков стальные йяйца! Молодцы.

  • Wanderley Oliveira
    Wanderley Oliveira 15 hours ago

    Cara muito bom parabéns top de linha parabéns serviço lindo que Deus abençoe seu caminho e você ganhou meu respeito