Monday, January 07, 2008

That's Why They Call Them Wild

According to Britain's Daily Mail, the pictures you see above show an American tourist (they made sure to point out that he's American) being hauled into the jungle by a giant gorilla.

The man was on a sightseeing excursion in a mountainous region on the border of Uganda and the Congo when he and his fellow hikers came across the gorilla. At first the beast seemed docile, but then it charged unexpectedly, grabbing the man by his windbreaker and dragging him away. Who knows what might have happened if the park ranger hadn't had the wisdom to distract the gorilla long enough for the man to make his escape?

But here's my question. Which one of the guy's friends stood back and took pictures while he was being dragged off? With friends like that, who needs man-hating, homicidal gorillas?

See more at the Daily Mail website.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


I would be soooooo freaked out if I was that man!!!!!! Arg!!!!!!!!! Scary!!!!!!!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Spring said...

That'd be a cool story to tell your friends. "I can just remember that time when I was grabbed by a gorilla while hiking on the border of Uganda and Congo." :)

12:00 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

About the friend-with-a-camera thing: You are so funny. And right!

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Jin Ai said...

Haha. Maybe it was a sadistic park ranger. Or the gorilla's friend, who took the pictures for his amusement, but was not so amused when the papers took the pictures from his facebook....

4:21 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Lol, his friends are mean. >.<'

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Chee, that was foolish. Will he ever live it down?

And what Spring said xD Wonder how long it'd take your friends to get sick of it.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous udon't need2knowmyname said...

Nice friends, i wish i was so lucky. Thats so nice that they just HAD to point out he was american. What, praytell, are they insinuating?! That americans are idiotic animal disturbers? Anyways, who took the pic of the shark guy? Maybe it was the same evil person. joke!

9:45 PM  
Blogger ookamishinzui said...

WOW! With powers like that gorrilas could TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!! *ahem*
(she's exaggerating)

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Naw, UDN2KMN. Haven't you noticed that just about everyone thinks that Americans are pompous idiots? Tsk, tsk, stereotypes.

8:27 PM  

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