If you were sitting at a bar with friends, having a couple drinks and swapping stories, and someone told you that he was once slapped in the face with an octopus by a seal while kayaking, you would probably call him a liar.
Thankfully for Taiyo Masuda, a 23-year-old student in New Zealand, he has proof on film to back up that ridiculous claim!
Taiyo and his friend Kyle Mulinder were kayaking off the coast with a group to celebrate the launch of a new GoPro camera — coincidentally perfect for catching what happened that afternoon.
“Right around lunchtime, several seals started to swim around, we just thought they were refreshing their body, yet apparently they were seeking food,” said Taiyo. And then, as you’ll see below, one of the seals got a little too close for comfort.
“One seal swims right next to us, having an octopus in his mouth,” continued Taiyo, “pops right up of the surface next to us, then tries to chew up the leg but ended up slapping our face!”
That’s a very innocent way to look at the situation, because to our eye, it looks like the seal went after the kayakers with vengeance. This doesn’t seem like an accident at all. Do Taiyo and Kyle owe the seal money? Was the seal trying to win a bet with his friends?
We may never know…
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