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Video: Here's looking at a surfing squid

Published : Jun 21, 2017, 2:15 pm IST
Updated : Jun 21, 2017, 2:16 pm IST

Injured squid clambers on to surfboard of bewildered surfer

Giant squid latching onto James' board (Photo: Youtube)
 Giant squid latching onto James' board (Photo: Youtube)

Video o f a remarkable moment when a giant squid clambers onto a surf board in South Africa has taken the internet by storm. James Taylor was paddling through with his wife Christina when they spotted an injured giant squid swimming in the shallows.

James lowered a rope to help the squid but the giant sea creature had a better idea.

Instead of grabbing the rope, the squid decided to hitch a more comfortable ride and wrapped its tentacles around the boat. The video shows a wave coming in at an opportune moment as a visibly bewildered James goes overboard.

It is not clear what happens next but both James and his partner clearly made it back to shore safely, but they did not comment on what ever became of the giant squid.

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