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Canadian woman struck in face by whale's tail in Mexico

A Canadian woman is recovering after a very close encounter with a humpback whale.

Chelsea Crawford was whale-watching on a zodiac off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, over the weekend when she was slapped in the face by the animal’s tail as it emerged from the water.

She wasn’t hurt, but was a bit stunned.

A video of the incident was posted on YouTube. It’s been viewed over 660,000 times so far.

Watch the video below: