Looks like this harbour seal bit off a tad more than it could chew at first.
Dozens of people in Victoria were treated to a rare spectacle when a seal tangled with a giant Pacific octopus off Ogden Point in B.C.'s capital on Monday, The Times Colonist reported.
Bob Ianson spotted the fight while walking with his family at around 2 p.m. and snapped some outstanding photos of the encounter.
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"It was incredible," he told the newspaper. "It looked like he was bringing it up to show it off."
A seal hunting an octopus is nothing new, but there aren't many photos of them tangling, Vancouver Aquarium research biologist Chad Nordstrom told CBC News.
"Octopus is a regular part of the harbour seal's diet," he said.
This isn't the first time that such a confrontation has been captured by a member of the public — or even in the very same place.
A fight between a seal and an octopus at Ogden Point was posted to YouTube in 2012 (see video above).
As for who won the latest fight — Ianson told the Times Colonist that the octopus had its tentacles around the seal but looked like it conceded defeat.