Monkey slaps news anchor during live segment
Anchor 'teased' monkey with grape
HOUSTON – A news studio can become an unpredictable setting when bringing guests for live segments.
The unpredictability is magnified when the live guest is an animal.
KHOU-TV's Deborah Duncan got a surprise during her live interview segment with the Staples Safari Zoo on "Great Day Houston."
The zoo representative invited Duncan to feed a monkey named Wilson. The capuchin monkey was no stranger to the spotlight, having starred in the movie "Dr. Doolittle."
When Duncan went to give Wilson a grape, she pulled it back briefly before letting Wilson grab it. Frustrated by being teased, Wilson slapped Duncan on her forehead.
"I'm sorry, I didn't mean to tease you," Duncan told Wilson.
Duncan wasn't hurt and laughed it off with the zoo worker and the rest of her news team.
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