Paddleboarder’s Terrifying Close Encounter With Injured Giant Squid

Extreme sports aficionado James Taylor discovers even an injured giant squid is still scrappy.

June 23, 2017 5:00 am

When South African extreme sports aficionado James Taylor discovered  an injured giant squid, he decided the sea creature needed his help.

He soon learned he probably should have thought out his overture better—especially since giant squids can reach 33 feet in length. This seemed less than enthused by Taylor’s presence. In the interaction caught on vidceo, the squid began to wrap its limbs around Taylor’s paddle board, even knocking him off of it in the process.

Taylor wound up intact from the encounter. Unfortunately, the giant squid, which Taylor said was missing some tentacles, later died.

Watch the video to see man meet giant squid.

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