Two surfers in New Zealand found themselves running for their lives--hilariously--after two angry sea lions chased them out of the water with a clear message: "Stay out of our water."
Albee Layer and Kain Daly were with three other friends surfing the chilly waters of the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand a few months ago when they were forced to defend themselves against what Nine.com.au described as two cranky sea lions.
Footage of the encounter surfaced Friday:
Layer used his surfboard to defend himself before being forced to the beach to join Daly. But they weren't safe for long. Both finally had to make a run for it.
In the video, released on Instagram and featured in Take Shelter Productions video called "Brrr," Layer described what happened:
"A huge black shape goes like zoom and hits my leg and kind of like hard. And I look underneath and there's this big shape circling to face me. I was like SHARK!
"And then [the sea lions] body surf a wave with their mouths open...auuughh. It was like a dragon in the 'Game of Thrones." Both of them, one for Kain and one for me."
No doubt their friends--Dan Norkunas, Forrest Dein and Hank Gaskell--were left in stitches watching the ordeal, as were Layer and Daly once they reached safety.
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