Off the coast of Kaikoura, on New Zealand’s South Island, one man captured a moment straight out of a movie on his GoPro HER06 camera. Taiyo Masuda managed to capture an animal slapping a man in the face with another animal.
Floating gently along to the motions of a group of kayaking tourists, a seal emerges straight out of the ocean and slingshots an octopus at Kyle Mulinder. One article reports:
“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.”
In a statement to Yahoo7, Kyle, the victim of the slap 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.”
The man who was slapped silly said that a fight took place between the octopus and the seal, and they disappeared beneath the water out of sight, before popping back up out of the water with a surprise, only to catch Kyle in the crossfire, with the seal whipping the octopus straight into his face like a slingshot.