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Updated: February 18, 2010 21:16 IST

Pelican attacks Australian weatherman on live TV

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A pelican sits in a pond at Alipur Zoo in Kolkata. File photo: AP.
A pelican sits in a pond at Alipur Zoo in Kolkata. File photo: AP.

An Australian weatherman has found himself the butt of his colleagues’ jokes 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 earlier this month when one of the birds lunged at him.

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

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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