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British news reporter finds himself mobbed by lemurs

Posted at 12:50 PM, Jan 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 13:36:29-05

BANHAM, ENGLAND-- Leaping lemurs! A British news reporter found himself mobbed by several of the long-tailed creatures recently while taping a story at an English zoo.  

BBC reporter Alex Dunlop was trying to tape a report at the Banham Zoo in Norfolk.

But some of the zoo's lemurs had other ideas.

They jumped onto his shoulders and some nipped at him.

He got a start on a good take with one lemur on his pants leg and two more on his shoulders.

Even then, they proved too much for him. "And I'm at one of the region's zoos where they're doing their annual stock take of animals. (laughs) "Ow, ow you little *** (bleeped out)."

Dunlop later tweeted some comments on the video, saying "no lemurs were hurt in the making of this movie."  

He also wrote that the lemurs were "huge fun," and that he needed to "man up."