One seal had just had enough of kayakers all up in his space recently. One unlucky octopus got to help deliver that seal's message. And thankfully, millions of humans around the world get to watch the hilarious moment when that message got delivered.
It all went down in New Zealand, where GoPro had sent out a kayaker named Taiyo Masuda as part of the launch of their new HERO7 camera. GoPro wanted Masuda to capture some footage, and capture he did.
In one incredible moment, he nailed a gorgeous shot of a large seal emerging from the water and smacking Masuda's friend, Kyle Mulinder, in the face with an octopus.
It sounds like the kind of thing you have to see to believe, and luckily, we get to see it all go down. Masuda shared the video to his Instagram page with the caption, "getting octopus smashed into his face by a seal⁉️I've never had such an amazing kayak everrrrr!!", along with some details about how impressed he was with the new GoPro camera.
It has already been viewed thousands of times.
The duo has told other media outlets they could not stop laughing after the incident and found the whole thing wild, hilarious and something they were likely to never encounter again.
Screenshot via Instagram
So what was that seal thinking when he whacked Mulinder? It's possible he was fed up with kayakers taking over his water. But it's also possible that he had no idea the kayakers were there at all, and they happened to be in exactly the wrong place at the wrong time.
Seals frequently attack octopuses in that manner, attempting to rip their tentacles off one by one and then devouring the octopus's body. It seems as though no matter the seal's intention, the octopus got to be part of one good smack on its way out.