Seal slaps man in the head with octopus — no, not a Navy SEAL!

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:

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:

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