A Photographer Discovered What It’s Like To Get Punched In The Face By A Gorilla

A wildlife photographer found out the hard way that getting punched in the face by a gorilla is not a fun experience. Christophe Courteau, whose photographs of the incident were featured on Caters News, was treating his assignment in Rwanda like a normal job.

Without warning, a silverback gorilla suddenly took umbrage with his being in the forest of the Volcanoes National Park. The gorilla, who is said to have been “drunk” on bamboo, came at Courteau like a 550 lb. furry fury of fists. It was–well, you’ll see…
“You want a piece of this, bro?”




“Forget a piece–here’s the whole thing.”


“How’s that feel, bro?”


I don’t think I’ll be picking any fights with any gorillas anytime soon–especially not the drunk ones. That said, they might be more fun to hang out with after everyone’s said their sorries and tried to patch things over. If anyone knows how to have fun in the jungle, it’s humongous animals that can get wasted off of bamboo (since the stems ferment in their stomach).

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