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IN Animals ON 24 Dec, 2015
We all love watching the wildlife in pictures and posters, but to get us that perfect click, photographers have to try too hard for it. This is the story of a wildlife photographer Christophe Courteau, who had been on a trip to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and his dangerous encounter with a gorilla which was caught on camera.
Wildlife photographer Christophe Courteau, who had been on a trip to Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park was trying passionately to get some good pictures of the beast by getting closer to the silverback gorilla.
Christophe was unaware about the gorillas, who were getting irritated and were upset. He got too close to the gorilla's unknowingly.
One of the siverback gorillas suddenly attacked Christophe by striking him with his fist.
The silverback attacked him by holding his camera and pushing him on the ground.
Normally siverback gorillas are clam and sober creatures. They only attack if they feel they are in some danger. But this gorilla had some bamboo stems, which are high in protein and it gets fermented into the gorillas stomach turning it into alcohol.
Because the ape was drunk, he mistook Chistophe as his male competitor and attacked him as the apes generally do. Luckily Christophe got away with some minor injuries. Remember, these are wild animals, they are meant to be wild, there is nothing wrong if they attack you if you cross their line of comfort with the humans.