Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” would’ve been a lot cuter if the director had used lemurs.
And because these ring-tailed marsupials are so cool, one BBC reporter thought it would be a good idea to pose with them during his live shot. It went predictably badly.
BBC News’ Alex Dunlop was doing a report on an annual count of the animals at the Banham Zoo in Norfolk, England, when he was mobbed by the group of lemurs.
“You little nipper,” Dunlop says in the video as the animals leap in and out of the frame, pinching his chest and his cheeks.
At one point, Dunlop is even seen instructing his furry little friends to wait on his shoulder as his cameraman readies their shot. You’d think they might limit the shoot to just one or two lemurs to deal with, but they just kept coming. At one point Dunlop seemed to have about five lemurs crawling up his body. And who wouldn’t be startled by that big brown one jumping from a fence post past him?
“Well I think this is one of the more enjoyable parts of the job: Counting lemurs,” Dunlop joked. He should just be glad the BBC didn’t stick him in the lion’s den.
Watch the full video above.