A 2018 video making the rounds online features an unlikely scenario, even for a fisherman.
In the footage, a group of people are seen kayaking off Kaikoura in New Zealand when suddenly a seal rises from the depths alongside one of the kayaks with an octopus in its mouth. In a single motion the seal slings the octopus in the direction of the kayaker, identified as Kyle.
The caption in the footage below suggests how far-fetched the story may sound, even though true:
Wife “How did you get those scratches on your neck”
Husband “Me and the fellas were out Kayaking when a seal rose out of the sea and Twatted me with an octopus”
Wife “You must think I was born yesterday” pic.twitter.com/ovMvwk3M6b
— Mat (@mat64791452) October 21, 2023
Here’s a BBC report on the incident, featuring a fellow kayaker who was there giving his take on events:
Social media users found the whole thing quite hilarious… here’s a quick sampling of some of the responses to the story from X:
Octopus wife: you been out drinking with the boys again… look at the state of you..
Octopus: No! I was just hunting for tea and this Seal grabbed me…. Then….
— GavLar (@GavLarTT40) October 21, 2023
Luckily he has that on video to back up his claim
— Lee SeyMUFC (@leeunited89) October 21, 2023
“Swatted with an Octopus, by a SEAL!” was NOT on my Bingo Card!
— Betsy (@BLovesSoAL) October 21, 2023
Geez, on the upper Thames I just contend with cormorants and eels when I’m out on the kayak.
— Kathleen Tyson (@Kathleen_Tyson_) October 21, 2023
That seal did not want to share
— 1ronBangle (@1ronBangle) October 22, 2023
It’s a bad day when a seal slaps ya with an octopus.
— Reneé James (@TheReneeJames) November 3, 2023
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