An animal charity is urging fishermen to clear their rubbish in the North-east after the death of a seal.
The Scottish SPCA was alerted about a seal at Peterhead power station with a plastic fishing net around its neck.
A member of the public called the charity about the distressed animal.
Scottish SPCA animal rescue officer Kyle McWhirr said: “The fishing wire had wrapped tightly around the seals neck and cut deep into his skin.
“After a bit of a fight, I managed to get him into my van and took him immediately to the vet to have his deep wound looked at.
“After arriving at the vet he had his wound cleaned and antibiotics and painkillers were administered.
“Sadly, the seal had not been spotted quickly enough and he died from a seizure the following morning.
“The vast majority of fishermen are very responsible and take care to clear away their equipment after they’ve used it.
“However, we want to remind anyone fishing not to leave their litter as they could kill wildlife by doing so.”