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Photographer Gets Punched By Drunk Gorilla

Sometimes when you do something you love and enjoy, you are willing to take a few risks because there is some danger involved. Especially when your career choice is in nature photographing animals. A wildlife photographer, Christophe Courteau, was taking pictures of a group of Silverback gorillas in the forest of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The alpha male of the group wasn’t too pleased though. Just wait until you see what happens.

Photographer Gets Punched By Drunk Gorilla
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It started out as an amazing up close shoot.

Photographer Gets Punched By Drunk Gorilla
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Until the gorilla realized what was happening. Notice him going in for a punch with a closed fist?

Photographer Gets Punched By Drunk Gorilla
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And he let the photographer know he was not happy. This gorilla was completely drunk from eating bamboo stems. Bamboo stems ferment in gorillas’ stomachs causing them to become intoxicated.

Photographer Gets Punched By Drunk Gorilla
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The gorilla, who is the leader of the Kwitonda Group, is said to have felt threatened by a rival male

Thankfully Christophe was not harmed during this incident, minus a small scar on his forehead. According to him, he states, “I will remember this instant all my life long, it was like being hit by a train.”

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