Crazy Video WATCH: Paddle Boarder Has Surprise Encounter with Killer Whale
This New Zealand man was stand-up paddle boarding one morning when he suddenly got a gentle nudge from a friend.
That friend, as it turned out, was a curious killer whale.
It apparently “checked him out for about 5 minutes and even had a nibble on his board,” 3 News reported.
Thankfully, Lukas Reilly was fine - and he even caught it all on camera.
He recounted the incident to local media, saying he’d paddled offshore that day to find a bunch of orcas diving for stingrays.
But never did he think one of the gentle giants would get so close.
GoPro video shows the whale making a beeline for his board as Reilly slowly paddles backward. “Hey!” he's heard calling out.
Watch the incredible exchange, above.