A Spring Lake resident’s video of a chimp throwing some well-aimed excrement at a zoo visitor is getting a lot of views on the internet.
John Ball Zoo was crowded on one of the warmest days this spring on Sunday.
Spring Lake High School graduate and Grand Valley State University student Erin Vargo said people were lining the chimpanzee exhibit wall to wall Sunday afternoon.
“Many people were taunting this particular male chimp, who was visibly aggravated by all of this,” said the former zoo employee. “I recognized the signs of distress from when I worked with them previously.”
Vargo said as soon as the chimpanzee picked up the poop, she started recording.
“Chimps have very good underhand aim and he threw it at a group of people who were taunting him,” she said. “However, they ducked and it landed smack dab on an innocent elderly woman’s face.”
On the video, you can hear someone exclaim, “It got Grandma.”
The woman turns toward the camera and you can see the glob covering her nose.
There is a short, glass wall at the top of the wall surrounding the chimpanzee enclosure.
The chimp threw the excrement up over the walls, where it came down and landed on the woman’s face.
(c)2017 the Grand Haven Tribune (Grand Haven, Mich.)
Visit the Grand Haven Tribune (Grand Haven, Mich.) at www.grandhaventribune.com
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.