Gotta Watch: When animals steal the spotlight
WJW's P.J. Ziegler interviews a Ohio cow about the comforts of a waterbed.
January 20th, 2012
06:10 AM ET

Gotta Watch: When animals steal the spotlight

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.

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  1. the Petmaster

    I have created many, many pets in my laboratory. Usually they are harmless and quite calm and friendly. But occasionally something goes terribly wrong. Such was the case with my salmon/ grizzly hybrid Ernie. As soon as Ernie was hatched from the emu egg, I knew there would be problems. The way his horns rattled as he barked was frightening. His growth was exponential. He was larger than my left thumb at birth, larger than a gazelle's head at 1 week, and larger than the Miir space station on his first birthday. At that point, I should have euthanized him, but I must admit that professional curiousity got the best of me. Alas, he was eating TV reporters at the rate of 12 per week by the time he was 2 years old. His mane had turned into an impenetrable zirconium shield and he could shoot lasers from his eyes. He could also control the thoughts of all humans on earth at will (including mine). By then of course it was too late. By December 2012 he will be larger than the rest of the universe, and completely omnipotent. Sorry everyone.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Terisa

    The snake video is LOL tears down your face hilarious! As a wildlife rescuer and rehabber, I've had many things "done" to me by animals. You get peed on, pooped on, vomitted on – so what. The point is to love them unconditionally.

    January 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jare

    Where's the cow video?

    January 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cow

    Please dont kill me for profit. I want to live. Help! I want a one way ticket out of Missouri to India.

    January 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Terisa

    or more veggies and no cows or chickens? just sayin...

    January 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    I've never had a pit bull, but I'm a good trainer–usually Dobermans, which I love–and I'd enjoy working with a pit bull.
    My apartment neighbor in my former building had a pit bull that was aggressive toward everybody in the building except me. It always surprised the owner. The pit bull knew I wasn't afraid of him.
    They sense things that we cannot sense.

    January 21, 2012 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. WE THE PEOPLE

    I PLEDGE ALIGENCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD INDIVISABLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!

    January 21, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
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