OMAHA, NE (CNN/KETV) -- A news team ended up on the other side of the camera when a bat invaded a newsroom in Omaha, Nebraska. Apparently, the bat had been hiding in the building for weeks before making a very unwelcome appearance Saturday.
Ever had one of those days at work you'll never forget? At KETV they know the feeling; matter of fact, Saturday was one of those days that simply drove them batty.
That's right. Their cameras were there in the Newsplex as one very intrepid bat swooped down from the ceiling and began an hour-long reign of terror flapping, fluttering, and flailing about.
A comical, and, yeah, potentially dangerous, situation. So first, they did the responsible thing and called the humane society.
While they waited for them to arrive, the anchor desk became the scene of both a rabidly developing story and a fascinating psychological study.
Some employees, like their producer chose to run and hide
others including their director, editor, and meteorologist, couldn't help but take it all in cautiously, of course, but with a sense of humor, too.
And for a select few, the hunt was on with weapons familiar to anyone in tv. Soon after some futile swipes from the intramural team, the professionals from the humane society arrived and joined the fight. |
but in the end it was one of their own, graphics expert josh young, who became their batman, knocking the vampiric vermin to the floor with a box top.
Moments later, the bat in the good hands of the animal control officer. It was time to celebrate.
And, this being a husker game day, after all, it was time for postgame interviews too on a day we'll never forget. One that almost had some of them hanging from the rafters.
For the record, the bat, now in protective custody, is expected to be okay. It did end up a little dazed and confused though.