Here is yet another negligent accidental discharge of a firearm (or was it). Whatever, this video is pretty hilarious regardless of the level of stupidity that had to be involved in handing an automatic rifle to a chimp. Then again, there was a certain level of intelligence too, at least on the part of the chimp: He never shot himself, only applied his finger to the trigger when ready to shoot, was sure of his targets and what was beyond, always kept the firearm pointed in a safe direction as far as he was concerned, stopped firing once the threats were gone, did a scan for additional threats with weapon at the ready, and seemingly decided to beat feet and seek cover (and probably more ammo) just after a little victory dance but before more bad guys arrived. Great stuff from the mind of an ape (maybe they will take over some day); not so great stuff from the bunch of apparent drunks or morons (or both) that had been with the chimp before the shooting started.
A hat tip to Patrick S. who emailed me the video.
All the best,
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