This is the moment a seal found stranded and starving in a car park was re-released back into the sea in Dundee.
Dot-to-Dot was rescued from East Stewart Street in Greenock, Inverclyde, on November 25 last year aged just a few weeks old.
The tiny pup was found stranded and extremely underweight in the seaside car park, having apparently managed to make his way up the harbour steps. He is believed to have become separated from his mum.
He was taken to the Scottish SPCA rescue centre at Fishcross in Clackmannanshire, where he has been for the past three months.
On Thursday the grey seal was released back into the sea at Broughty Ferry.
Manager of the Scottish SPCA National Wildlife Rescue Centre Steven Gray said: “Dot-to-Dot was only two to three weeks old when he came in to our care.
“What made his story so unusual was that he had managed to get up the harbour steps, along the promenade and into the carpark.
“The fact Dot-to-Dot managed to negotiate these obstacles, especially as he was so young and underweight, was incredible.
“We suspect he became separated from mum, took to the water out of desperation and got swept back in by the current.
“It’s likely that the Dot-to-Dot was exhausted, which is why he came up the harbour stairs and into the dangerous location.
“Thankfully, the Greenock police were able to assist and stay with him until we arrived and transported him to our National Wildlife Centre at Fishcross.
“He has thrived in our care thanks to the hard work and dedication of the staff in the seal unit and we’re so happy to see him back in the wild where he belongs.
“Anyone who comes across an injured or potentially orphaned wild animal should contact our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”