It’s well known that animals and humans don’t get along sometimes and also that animals don’t always get along with other species of animals, but I’ve never heard of one animal using another to attack a human until right now, so this really is something to write home about.
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Kyle Mulinder is a kayaker who conveniently works for GoPro and was out testing his new camera out last weekend on some beautiful blue water when he managed to capture something I don’t think has ever been seen before on it, namely a seal picking up a live octopus and belting him in the face with it. Oooof:
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Wrong place, right time. 😂 Yes I got slapped in the face with an octopus by the seal! I know crazy right. Here’s the story. Last weekend I was out testing the new #GoProHero7 with @kaikourakayaks and my mate @taiyomasuda. After a fun paddle around the peninsula catching waves we spotted a giant male seal fighting an octopus. Before we knew it the fight came to us and well the rest is slap to the face 😂 I’m not sure who got more of a surprise the seal, the octopus or me. Either way the octopus held onto the bottom of kayak for some time before our guide was able to get it off with his paddle then it swam away to fight another day. True story. #GoPro #Kaikoura #Hero7Black #GoProANZ
I mean yeah, wow, I really haven’t seen anything like that before. Shame it’s over so quickly but still, thanks to GoPro we managed to get the slow motion video of it too.
Before you ask, no this post isn’t sponsored by GoPro but it wouldn’t surprise me if they somehow engineered this event to happen in order to promote their handy little waterproof HD cameras. I mean it’s hella convenient this employee just so happened to be testing his new GoPro out when all of this went down isn’t it – you know what I mean? Yes, you do.
For more octopuses, check out this scientific study that found they become more playful after they’ve consumed MDMA. No shit.