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SEE IT: Camera-shy chimp knocks drone from sky with stick

A camera-shy chimp batted a drone out of the sky after it came a little too close for comfort.

The surly simian used a big stick to smash the gadget to the ground as it soared over his enclosure at the Royal Burgers’ Zoo in the Netherlands on Friday.

Astonishing footage shows the drone hovering over the pen.

Most of the chimpanzees appear nonplussed at the bizarre sight of the futuristic gizmo.

But one animal perched on a branch is clearly angry at the invasion of his privacy  and decides to take matters into his own hands.

He ambushes the contraption by smashing it with a broken-off branch. The drone is sent tumbling to the floor, where other chimps then gather around to inspect it.

A prepared chimpanzee uses a stick to swat at a passing drone at Royal Burgers' Zoo in the Netherlands ...Burgers’ Zoo/via YouTube

A prepared chimpanzee uses a stick to swat at a passing drone at Royal Burgers’ Zoo in the Netherlands …

... knocking it from the air and sending it crashing to the ground ...Burgers’ Zoo/via YouTube

… knocking it from the air and sending it crashing to the ground …

... where his curious fellow simians inspect it.Burgers’ Zoo/via YouTube

… where his curious fellow simians inspect it.

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Zoo bosses revealed that the gadget had been “completely destroyed” in the incident.

But the attached GoPro camera escaped unscathed, and they said they were thrilled to have found the clip.

It was posted to YouTube on Friday, and has since been seen more than 700,000 times.

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Nation / World – NY Daily News

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