This Little Girl's Encounter With a Peacock Sparked a Hilarious Meme Battle

The Internet has gone photo-shop crazy with this photo of a little girl fleeing from a peacock.

One time when she was little, we took our daughter to the aquarium, where she proceeded to run screaming away from a tank full of sharks as if one was about to jump out and enjoy her as a mid-morning snack. We still can't even get her to look at a great white to this day.

It's one of those stories that we love to tell. But it's nothing compared to Reddit user bwaxse, who took his daughter to a petting zoo over the weekend, where she apparently freaked out at the sight of a peacock.

Her dad decided to share a pic of the encounter-gone-wrong on Reddit, along with the caption: "Our trip to the petting zoo did not go as planned."

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An understatement, of course. Because in the shot, his horrified little girl is furiously fleeing the scene as the colorful bird proudly flashes his feathers.

The perfectly-captured moment quickly become the most popular photo on the site, sparking a Photoshop Battle in the comments section, as Redditt users co-opted the image to showcase the frightened child in a number of awesome scenarios—like pulling away from a pack of Olympic runners...

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Bolting from the cops:

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Fleeing the scene of a car-totalling T-Rex:

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And transforming into the newest Avenger, "Lil Screamer":

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Turns out, she also makes a pretty bada*s little warrior.

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Run, girl, runnnnn!

But our absolute fave creation has got to be this one, where the savvy girl turns the tables on the little guy and takes off with his wings:

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Score!

The best part about the whole thing, though, has got to be the irony of the little girl's T-shirt which reads "Friends are like treasures."

BAHAHAHAHA!

Of course, while it's easy to find the humor in other people's misfortune, my own kid would kill me if I ever posted an image like this of her, let alone one that then went on to become a meme.

Amusing or out of line—what's your take?

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on twitter at @holleewoodworld.

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