Video: Seal slaps kayaker with an octopus


Well there’s something you don’t see every day: a Go Pro caught the moment that a seal swims up to a kayaker — and slaps him in the face with an octopus!

The video was shared by Taiyo Masuda on Instagram and shows a group of kayakers in the waters off the coast of Kaikoura when a seal swims up to them and flings an octopus at kayaker Kyle Mulinder, slapping him in the face.

Masuda told CNN, “One seal swims right next to us, having an octopus in his mouth, pops right up of the surface next to us, then tries to chew up the leg but ended up slapping our face,” he explained. “We instantly started laughing, we certainly got surprised. We are all adventure guys but we don’t encounter that every day! Such a raw moment brought us so much laughter to all of us all day long … What a day to remember!”

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