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Video: Seal Slaps Kayaker with Octopus
By Joseph Tepper, October 1, 2018 @ 02:12 PM (EST)
Source: PetaPixel

Now that's a sucker punch.

In today’s edition of “Why the Ocean Is Awesome,” we present to you this spectacular footage of a seal slapping a kayaker with—wait for it—an octopus.

That’s right, not only did the seal accost the seafarer—but it did so using an octopus as a weapon. Fortunately for us, filmmaker Taiyo Masuda was rocking the new GoPro HERO7 Black, which he used to capture the encounter in 4K glory

“One seal swims right next to us, having an octopus in his mouth, pops right up of the surface next to us, then tries to chew up the leg but ended up slapping our face,” Masuda told PetaPixel.

You could live the rest of your life on a kayak and never have this happen to you. Or, you could be out for a casual paddle and fall victim to an octopus-slinging seal. 




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