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Epic Fight To The Death Between Huge Octopus And Giant Seal

Epic Fight To The Death Between Huge Octopus And Giant Seal

A man managed to capture the epic battle between a massive seal and huge octopus, while out kayaking in New Zealand.

Connor Stapley filmed the incredible fight to the death on his iPhone while being out on the water in Kaikoura in the country's South Island.

The amazing footage shows the battle between the seal, thought to be weigh about 19 stone (120kg), wrestling the octopus.

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Connor said: "It is quite rare to see something like this and rarer at this time of day - normally you would see New Zealand fur seals feeding in the evenings.

"I noticed a big flock of sea birds just congregating nearby - that is normally a sign there is something happening - and then the fight began.

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"It went on for about 20 minutes, it was definitely one of the biggest octopuses I have ever seen.

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"The seal was shaking it like a Staffy with its favourite chew toy - they have to rip the tentacles off before they eat them, otherwise they stick to their throat and they have to throw it up and start again. They are literally dismembered.

"This octopus had no chance really. Seals love eating them and will eat up to 7kg of octopus a day - around here it is a staple part of their diet.

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"We always promise kayakers they will see seals, but every day is different. Every one was interested and no one got hit by any flying bits of octopus.

"You never get sick of going out on the water here - every day is always different and there is always something to see. I was pretty stoked to get these photos."

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During the tussle, the octopus launches itself away from the seal, but it's not enough. After 20 minutes the octopus is defeated.

The seal is then filmed ripping it apart by its tentacles. Brutal.

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Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]