This is the remarkable moment that a giant squid clambers onto a surf board in Merkbosstrand, South Africa.
James Taylor, 39, was paddle boarding with his wife Christina when he spotted the giant squid which he believed was injured.
He lowered a rope to help the squid but the giant sea creature instead decided to hitch a more comfortable ride and wrapped its tentacles around the board.
A wave comes as the squid gets a firmer hold on the board just as James goes tumbling into the ocean.
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.
James posted the incredible video on Instagram and wrote: ‘Spotted an injured giant squid just behind the waves in Melkboss a while back.’
One thing is clear, this is definitely a rare moment caught on camera.
Source: daily mail