Gotta Watch: Reporter close-calls
A reporter gets an unexpected yank of the hair by a camel while she's on camera.
May 13th, 2011
11:01 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Reporter close-calls

Every now and then a video emerges that highlights the pitfalls of live reporting. The most recent occurrence includes a reporter from WWBT who becomes the unfortunate target of a camel. There are only so many things reporters and producers can control once the cameras are rolling . These videos show the handful of times when things don't quite go as planned.

Real angry birds – You can almost guarantee that when reporting anywhere near animals, they will somehow misbehave. Unfortunately, this reporter was the target of some angry pelicans.

Now you see me – While reporting in Iraq last summer, our Fred Pleitgen vanished into a sandstorm while reporting on the war there.

Always check your rearview – Another thing that's hard to avoid while reporting: bad drivers.

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  1. Muslim

    HaHa, stupid reporters. You see what happens when you broadcast your propaganda? Allah, sends a camel to bite your head off!

    May 13, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • NotMuslim

      Got dog?

      May 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MrsFizzy

    Slow news day... I've seen better on Tosh.0.

    May 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bill

    Allah has more important things to do....I am sorry to see him let his people die in Lybia...I wonder what the camels think about it> ..We are killing each other over our religiions and camels and mules....

    May 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. smokin11

    IT'S TRULY SAD THAT WHEN CNN HAS NOTHING ELSE TO REPORT ON OTHER THAN A REPORTER BEING
    ATTACKED FROM BEHIND

    May 13, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • SGA

      TO BREAK UP THE MONOTONY.....................................................

      May 16, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Eric

    why am i forced to watch a 30 second commercial to see a 20 second clip?

    May 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bin Laden's Ghost

      It's how CNN pays the bills.

      May 13, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bin Laden's Ghost

    Ooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh..... Ahhhhhhhhh..... Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh...... *chains rattling* Mmmmmmmm that's a hott camel! Likes to pull hair too... 😉

    May 13, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |