Incredible Moment Seal Slaps Kayaker In The Face With Massive Octopus

Ever got the feeling you’ve outstayed your welcome? So much so, in fact, that someone has started throwing things at you until you leave?

Me neither, I never stay anywhere long enough for that feeling to develop. I actually often don’t go to places on purpose just to make sure that doesn’t happen. You can’t outstay your welcome if you were never there.

One kayaker, however, got a pretty obvious hint from a seal that he should get out of the ocean. There’s nothing like a slap in the face to deliver a message.

As this guy found out:


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Taiyo Masuda was paddling off the coast of Kaikoura, on New Zealand’s South Island, when he caught the crazy moment on his GoPro HERO6.

Floating along with a group of kayakers, the seal emerges from the ocean and flings an octopus at his mate Kyle Mulinder.

Speaking to Yahoo7, Kyle 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.

According to Kyle, the fight between the seal and octopus disappeared beneath the water again before coming back up, with the seal whipping the octopus right into his face.


He added:

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 slap, however, the fight wasn’t over, as the octopus attached itself to Kyle’s kayak, and he could only get it off with the help of the others around him.

Though this seal is obviously taking his anger out on the octopus and kayaker, one seal in the US has been spotted putting that energy to good use, and training with the Navy.