Seal Slaps Kayaker in the Face with Octopus

Kyle Mulinder was kayaking off the coast of Kaikōura in the South Island of New Zealand when he was slapped in the face by an octopus wielded by a seal.

According to The Guardian, ‘the seas off the coast of Kaikōura are renowned for their marine life, drawn to the region by the 50km-long Kaikōura canyon, which creates an unusual series of sea currents that ssustaina rich food chain.’

The video clip was first seen on Taiyo Masuda’s Instagram page but has since spread online after going viral on social media.