This article originally appeared on Triathlete
File this one under “strange animal encounters:” Portuguese pro Vasco Vilaca was bitten by a seal during a race rehearsal swim for Super League Malibu.
Vilaca, who finished second in Munich last weekend, was training with his Super League team, SLT Rhinos, at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California, when the incident took place. The seal bit Vilaca's arm, leaving the athlete to try and get it off and then move away safely without distressing the animal.
Super League Triathlon were filming the athletes at the beach and captured dramatic footage of the incident.
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