Kyle Mulinder was kayaking off the coast of Kaikoura in New Zealand with some friends that were testing out a new GoProHero7 camera. And while the unsuspecting kayakers were sitting out in the middle of the ocean, Taiyo Masuda captured an unusual, unforgettable sight: a seal hurling a big octopus at a fellow kayaker’s face.
It’s important to note that the extraordinary incident was preceded by what appeared to be a fight between the seal and the octopus. However, while none of the kayakers thought that they could get involved in the fight, that was exactly what happened.
Mulinder said: “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. He thrashed it in mid fight and my face happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
“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 like ‘dum dum dum’.”
After the seal slapped Mulinder in the face, the fight wasn’t finished as the octopus clutched onto the end of his kayak. However, he quickly managed to get the octopus off with the help of his fellow kayakers.
So, whether Mulinder just happened to be “in the wrong place at the wrong time” or not, one thing is for sure – this is an experience he’ll never forget.
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