Injured squid clings to surfboard

The huge animal wasn't keen on letting go

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James Taylor was surfing in Melkbosstrand, South Africa when he spotted a giant injured squid.

Taylor approached the squid and, to his surprise, the animal clung on to his surfboard and wouldn't let go.

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After hopping off the board once, James clambered back on, presumably in the hope of scaring the sealife away.

However it didn't go to plan and the squid appears to cling on even harder!

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