This paddleboarder was in for a humongous surprise when a wounded giant squid appeared and hung on for dear life Instagram/ejamestaylor

A dude and his wife who were having a blast paddleboarding on the water in Merkbosstrand, South Africa were in for a huge surprise when a giant squid was discovered injured underwater.

James Taylor, 39, and his wife Christina noticed that the creature was having a life issue and actually tried to help it bring it to safety.

The beast responded by getting its tentacles aboard.


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The insane encounter was filmed and put on his Instagram for the whole world to marvel at.

“Spotted an injured giant squid just behind the waves in Melkboss a while back and decided to try and get it to the beach. With @cristinafva and @wahinemich. #giantsquid #kraken #capetown #melkbosstrand #ocean #sup,” he wrote there.


Insert a “What’s krak-a-laken, Mr. Giant Squid” pun here.

Just look at that thing.


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According to National Geographic, the giant squid can “can be at least 33 feet (10 meters) long” and “[t]he largest of these hard-to-find giants ever found measured 59 feet (18 meters) in length and weighed nearly a ton (900 kilograms).”

They may seem monstrous but, thankfully, they just eat fish, shrimp, small whales and other squid.

(H/t BroBible)

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