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Gorilla at British zoo appears to flip off photographer

Well, someone didn’t want his picture taken. Photographer Bob Pitchford snapped this photo earlier this month at the Bristol Zoo in England.
Well, someone didn’t want his picture taken. Photographer Bob Pitchford snapped this photo earlier this month at the Bristol Zoo in England. Bob Pitchford

Bob Pitchford has photographed animals before, but he’d never had one react the way this gorilla did at the Bristol Zoo in England earlier this month.

The 67-year-old Pitchford told The Bristol Post that he didn’t realize that the gorilla had raised its middle finger at him until he got home and reviewed his photos.

“He really does look a bit cheesed off,” Pitchford tells the newspaper.

Pitchford was at the zoo on July 6 and started clicking away when he saw the gorilla start playing with some grass.

“He just turned around and it looked like he was flipping me the middle finger,” says Pitchford.

“When I saw the pictures, I just thought 'you little devil.’”

Cue the Internet memes.

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