He’s a pissed off George.
A British zoo monkey is drawing comparisons to King Kong after he scaled a tall pole to knock a seagull out of the sky – which he then beat to death and devoured in front of stunned onlookers. A TikTok video of the brutal moment has amassed more than 2 million views on TikTok since Sunday, Kennedy News reported.
“It was like watching the real King Kong,” Bec Adamson, 32, told Kennedy of the violent attack, which happened while she was visiting Chester Zoo in Cheshire with her family.
“We had just gone to see the rhinos, so we were crossing, then I saw all these seagulls going around in circles, then this monkey grabbed one as he walked past,” said the employee of the hospitality, who was with his partner at the time, Jamie. Stockall, 35, and his five-year-old son Dominik Minshull at the time. “That was really smart.”
Adamson added, “I told Jamie and Dominik they looked too, so I started filming. When I zoomed in I could see he was beating the f–k out of that seagull. I couldn’t believe I caught it on video.
In the accompanying 45-second clip, the Capuchin — a species native to the jungles of Central and South America – can be seen perched atop a 20ft pole slamming the hapless feather bag against him repeatedly as passers-by gasp in shock. The moment evoked the iconic scene from “King Kong” (1933) where the titular gorilla crashes a plane while riding the Empire State Building.
At one point, Furious George even appeared to be “licking the blood off his fingers” as the seagull went limp in his arms.
A dismayed Adamson says the bloodthirsty monkey then dropped the seagull so it could climb the pole and rip out its “inners”, which it then took back to its cage to eat.
“I noticed he was licking his fingers. He was really enjoying his meal,” described the Northwich native, who said by then a crowd of 100 spectators had formed.
The fascination was amplified online with one TikTok commenter writing: “Brutal, but so satisfying.”
“This monkey is living the dream!” I wanted to do this every time my chips got stolen,” said another, while one commenter described the scene as “finger licking good.”
“What people don’t know is that it’s on set for the next King Kong movie. Kong vs. Gullzilla,” one joker joked.
Interestingly, Adamson’s son was more curious than bothered by the macabre spectacle.
“Dominik asked if David Attenborough was also watching because we watch this stuff at home,” the mother said, referring to the famed naturalist broadcaster. “He just thought it was amazing because he thought they were fighting.”
“It could have scarred him for life,” she added. “If I had been his age, I would have been terrified. I think I’m raising a psychopath.
However, at the end of the day, Adamson said she wasn’t too worried because the “violent” scene is just “what happens in the wild.”
Indeed, in addition to eating fruits and nuts, Capuchin monkeys are known to feed on birds, frogs and even small mammals.
In a far stranger case of interspecies violence in December, two monkeys were captured in India for killing some 250 dogs in a deadly revenge massacre after mutts killed one of their babies.