West Regional News
A New Zealand kayaker got quite the slap in the face while on a paddle this week – literally.
Kyle Te Kiwi was kayaking with friends when the seal swam by and while possibly expecting an animal encounter, could not have predicted what would happen next.
A fully-grown fur seal launched itself half out of the water beside his kayak, holding a monstrous, bright right octopus in its jaws.
A couple of the creature’s huge tentacles whipped round to slap Mr Te Kiwi square in the face.