A Near Punch In The Gut By A Gorilla
Has a gorilla ever punched you in the gut? While most of us would say no, photographer Christophe Courteau could say almost. As he was in Rwanda photographing Volcanoes National Park, Akarevuro, a 250-kilogram (550 lb) gorilla, charged him. He came without warning, and as the beast came closer to him, he continued to take photos, unbothered. When a large creature that weighs over 500 pounds is charging you, wouldn’t you run? That wildlife photograph isn’t worth risking your life. But Akarevuro wasn’t after the photographer, he was after another male gorilla who was directly behind Courteau. The gorilla pushed Cortaeu to the side and went after the other male, who was presumably stalking Akarevuro’s troop on a mission for a female. The photographer only had a small scar on his head and didn’t suffer any major injuries, though he did say he felt like he was hit by a train (Listverse).