If CNN affiliate WJW showed us anything, it’s that animals can easily captivate any audience. After a day of hard news from around the globe or in the political arena, sometimes you just want a cow on a waterbed, right? But luckily for their reporter, these farm animals didn’t turn on him and ruin his live shot. The same can’t be said for some journalists who found out the hard way that animals love to steal the spotlight. Laugh all you want at these videos but heed their warning: humans aren’t the only ones who crave attention.
Friendly dog overwhelms reporter — Poor Randene Neill. All she wanted to do was help out a few shelter dogs in need of a good home. Of course, she didn’t realize her friendly gesture would be taken too enthusiastically. While Neill tries to speak with the shelter owner, Ginger the dog ignores modern conventions of restraint and lavishes her love on the reporter the only way she knows how: licking.
Snake slithers into reporter's pants — KCCI meteorologist Kurtis Gertz promises snakes aren’t scary. Of course, after some crowds watched how one python quickly grew attached to the reporter, maybe they’ll choose scary over creepy. Whether it’s a slithery kiss or a frisky tail, Gertz learns quickly that when a snake is given the chance, it’ll make any crowd discussion “memorable.”
Camel attacks local reporter — Reporters are used to those who disagree with their story coverage, but camels are much more vicious then humans when they show their displeasure. As WWBT’s Tara Morgan discovered while discussing a report surrounding injured farm animals, when a camel wants the attention, it will do anything it can to get it.