Shark attack! Seal meal deal off the coast of South Africa

The seal jumped into the mouth of the shark. Photo / Caters News
The seal jumped into the mouth of the shark. Photo / Caters News

A seal was minding its own business, taking a dip off Seal Island, when it jumped into the mouth of a hungry shark.

Brandon Kilbride, 33, managed to capture the moment on film, according to The Sun.

"We were following a group of seals leaving the island and this individual came past us," he said.

The seal tried to bite the shark on the nose  but the shark seems to have made a successful kill. Photo / Caters News
The seal tried to bite the shark on the nose but the shark seems to have made a successful kill. Photo / Caters News

"We decided to turn and track the juvenile seal as it returned to the island, and as we turned the shark made its first strike.

"We saw the shark launch itself out of the water, but the seal had managed to spot the shark coming and was trying to avoid it by also jumping into the air.

"Seals are very agile and can escape and manoeuvre a lot faster than sharks.

The shark probably took the seal down and ate it underwater. Photo / Caters News
The shark probably took the seal down and ate it underwater. Photo / Caters News

"The seal tried to bite the shark on the nose in an attempt to escape, but being on the same path, the shark seems to have pushed through and made a successful kill.

"The shark didn't eat the seal on the surface, so we assumed it took it down and ate it underwater."

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