By Savannah Smith  |  09-27-2018   News
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Even some animals simply refuse to be stereotyped. Seals for one are widely regarded as gentle beings, friendly and peaceful. They are more often than not the victims of attacks, rather than the aggressors. One seal proved the contrary.

New Zealander Kyle Mulender has shared a video on Wednesday that has since gone viral. He is shown in the footage kayaking with friends near Kalikouta town off the east coast of the South Island. Then he witnessed something strange and even amazing. Good thing the spectacle was captured on camera. That is - until things got a bit out of hand and they were affected by the animal fight.

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Mulender shared on his Instagram account: “After a fun paddle around the peninsula catching waves, we spotted a giant male seal fighting an octopus. Before we knew it, the fight came to us.”

Mulender added that they were shocked when all of a sudden, the seal just popped right out of the water, and its adversary, the floppy octopus, ended up slapping him in his face. That’s when he knew his “fate was sealed”, so to speak.

At least, Mulender was able to keep his composure and his humor. He said: “I’m not sure who got more of a surprise, the seal, the octopus or me.” He added: “Either way , the octopus held onto the bottom of the kayak, for some time before our guide was able to get it off with his paddle, then it swam away to fight another day. True story.”

Mulender and his friend, Taiyo Masuda who captured the octopus’ seal of approval via his GoPro Hero 7 camera, ended up laughing about the whole scenario for the rest of their trip.

And as soon as people on social media saw their video, too, they also shared in on the fun by coming out with their own captions, jokes, memes and opinions about the antics of the fighting animals.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Seal: Life<br>Octopus: some bullshit<br>Man: Me <a href="https://t.co/IU3j6SGzOP">https://t.co/IU3j6SGzOP</a></p>&mdash; Big D&amp;Dick Energy 🎲 (@pidgeonsmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/pidgeonsmith/status/1045074712919977989?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Seal: Life<br>Octopus: some bullshit<br>Man: Me <a href="https://t.co/IU3j6SGzOP">https://t.co/IU3j6SGzOP</a></p>&mdash; Big D&amp;Dick Energy 🎲 (@pidgeonsmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/pidgeonsmith/status/1045074712919977989?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Can anything top that seal slapping dude with an octopus? Maybe I should just go to bed early.</p>&mdash; WanderlustPixieDust (@wnpixiedust) <a href="https://twitter.com/wnpixiedust/status/1045133669562634242?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://www.cnet.com/news/seal-slaps-new-zealand-kayaker-with-an-octopus/

Twitter: #MAGA #KAG #NewZealand #SealVsOctopus #AnimalAttack #SealofApproval
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