Man is seen caught on video SLAPPING seal on Hawaii beach as 'Smack That' by ...

Shocking moment man is caught on video SLAPPING a monk seal on a Hawaii beach prompting an investigation from federal marine authorities A video shared to Tik Tok by user Eric Mustevoy shows an unidentified man sneaking up behind the large mammal and smacking it on its backside  The man quickly darts off as the monk seal snaps at him for the violation  Mustevoy took to his Instagram to offer an apology for the video and distance himself from the actual deed  He would not share who the person was in the video but said that his family and friends were receiving death threats because of the video Monk seals are protected by law and harassing a monk seal is a class C felony that can result in times behind bars Investigators are asking witnesses of the incident to contact the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement or NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement

By Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:07 GMT, 12 February 2020 | Updated: 18:17 GMT, 12 February 2020

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A shocking video showing a brazen man slapping a seal on its backside to Akon's 'Smack That' has prompted an investigation from federal marine life authorities. 

A video shared to Tik Tok by user Eric Mustevoy shows an unidentified man sneaking up behind the large mammal and smacking it on its backside. 

The man quickly darts off as the monk seal snaps at him for the violation. 

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A video shared to Tik Tok by user Eric Mustevoy shows an unidentified man sneaking up behind the large mammal and smacking it on its backside

A video shared to Tik Tok by user Eric Mustevoy shows an unidentified man sneaking up behind the large mammal and smacking it on its backside

While the video was shared on TikTok it grew in infamy once it was shared by Instagram account Hungry Hungry Hawaiian. 

Many in the comments slammed Mustevoy and hoped that he would get arrested for attacking the animal.

Mustevoy took to his Instagram to offer an apology for the video and distance himself from the actual deed.  

'I wanted to make a public apology for the video I had posted of the Monk Seal when I was visiting Hawaii. It's hard for me to find the right words given I was completely in the wrong,' he said.

The man quickly darts off as the monk seal snaps at him for the violation

 The man quickly darts

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