In Weird Aquatic News: Seal Slaps Kayaker With Live Octopus

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New Zealand — Well, that was a slap in the face.

An Instagram user has uploaded a video that shows a seal swimming up from the depths, armed with an octopus, which it flings across the face of an unsuspecting kayaker. “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!

Seal slaps kayaker in face with octopus: ‘I could feel all the hard parts of the octopus on my face,’ says Kyle Mulinder

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A kayaker paddling in the waters around New Zealand has been given an unusually close look at its marine life when a seal appeared to throw an octopus at him.

Kyle Mulinder was enjoying a clear day on waters off the coast of Kaikōura in the South Island when he was slapped in the face by the tentacles of the flying creature.

Mulinder told Australia’s Seven News he and his friends had been watching a seal tussle with a large octopus near their kayaks, before the seal burst out of the water with the animal lodged between its jaws.

“We were just sitting out in the middle of the ocean and then this huge male seal appeared with an octopus and he was thrashing him about for ages,” Mulinder told the news channel. “I was like ‘mate, what just happened?’ It was weird because it happened so fast but I could feel all the hard parts of the octopus on my face.”

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