Kyle Mulinder was kayaking off the coast of New Zealand's South Island with a group of GoPro content creators, Timereports, when a 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.