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Seal, Octopus, Kayaker Make for Riveting Footage

Kyle Mulinder got up close and personal with some marine life
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2018 2:58 PM CDT

(Newser) – Take that! We can only imagine that's what a seal was thinking when he slapped a kayaker in the face with an octopus over the weekend. Kyle Mulinder was kayaking off the coast of New Zealand's South Island with a group of GoPro content creators, Time reports, when the seal emerged from the depths and hurled an octopus into his head. "I was, like, 'mate, what just happened?'" Mulinder tells Yahoo, adding, "It was weird because it happened so fast but I could feel all the hard parts of the octopus on my face like, 'dun, dun, dun.'" The fight between the sea creatures had been going on for some time, Mulinder says, when they took the rumble underwater. When the pair emerged again, Mulinder ended up with a face full of mollusk. The octopus subsequently attached itself to Mulinder's kayak and had to be pried off, according to reports. (Read more kayaking stories.)

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