Watch: Orangutan Attacks Man In Bizarre Video

Earlier this week, a video went viral showing an orangutan attacking a man through the bars of a cage at a zoo.

At first glance, it appears as though the man in the video is reaching for the animal with his arms spread, but that isn't the case at all.

"Aah, aah, no, no!" screamed the man.  As the orangutan's arms darted out from between the bars and grabbed hold of the man's clothing, he struggled to resist as the orangutan pulled him toward the bars. The orangutan swatted a second man as he approached to try to help.

The orangutan kept slapping at the two men, forcing them to retreat and try again as they tried to push it back or break its grip on them.

The orangutan then used its legs to hold the bars for leverage and pulled on the shirt with both hands until it reached the man's calf. It took the ape only a few seconds to gain a firm grip on the man's leg before it lifted him off the ground and turned him nearly horizontal.

Rather than attempting to free himself from the orangutan's grasp, some argued that the man should have tried to escape the clothing. I know that's what I would have done. When it grabbed a hold of my shirt, I would have immediately taken it off. The other thing that I feel like I would have done was to start hitting the big ape. I would have been fighting him like I was fighting a man who was trying to attack me.

Maybe that's a little ambitious of me, but I'd be fighting for my life. After all, orangutans are much stronger than we are. In fact, they are about 7 times stronger than we are.

Eventually, the man was able to get away, but it becomes clear that the orangutan wanted to take a bite out of him. That would have been problematic in several ways.

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