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Mark Kelly pulls dog off baby seal

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Mark Kelly pulls dog off baby seal

CREATED Mar 26, 2013

Web Producer: Sara Wright, Laura Kittell

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (KGUN9/AP) - Amateur video shows former astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, yanking away a dog that clamped down on a baby sea lion at a California beach.
   
Laguna Beach police tell the Los Angeles Times the attack happened near an exclusive resort Saturday.

Police say Kelly's daughter was walking her dog when it broke free from its leash and grabbed the baby seal.
   
In video obtained by the Times and KABC-TV, Kelly's screaming daughter tries to pull her dog from the sea lion as two other women help. "What I found out later Mark Kelly ran down, picked up the dog by the collar, shook it, called it out by name, the dog released and then Mark walked it back up to the parking lot," a witness told KABC-TV.

Police say they didn't cite Kelly's daughter because dogs are allowed on the beach this time of year, and it was on a leash.

Note: The photos in the gallery above are graphic in nature and the video contains some inappropriate language.