Tuesday 12 December 2017

Pelican attacks weatherman on TV

A cheeky pelican pecked a weatherman's bottom on live TV
A cheeky pelican pecked a weatherman's bottom on live TV

An Australian weatherman has found himself the butt of the joke after a pelican repeatedly bit his backside during a live broadcast.

Steve Jacobs of Channel 9's Today Show was describing pelicans at Sydney's Taronga Zoo before his national weather report when one of the birds lunged at him.

Mr Jacobs kept broadcasting, but the pelican attacked again, pecking his behind until a zoo worker pulled the bird off the weatherman, who was both screaming and laughing.

Mr Jacobs wasn't hurt, but he had to endure his co-workers' teasing. Host Karl Stefanovic quipped: "Not the first time he's been pinched in the butt by a bird."

The video has become a YouTube hit.

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