BBC Cameraman head-butted in the nuts by an angry sheep

Nov 18, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

BBC Cameraman head-butted in the nuts by an angry sheep

Nov 18, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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They say to never work with animals or children and while I agree with the children part of that, I’ve always been quite partial to working with animals in front of my camera. You just have to be careful of the ones with horns, sometimes, as this BBC cameraman discovered while filming some Cameroon sheep.

While it’s something that will make every guy who sees it both cringe and laugh, there’s nothing quite as funny as the reaction from the ladies presenting the show.

The Cameroon sheep belongs to a group of West African Dwarf sheep and is one of the rarest species of sheep in the world. During the filming of an episode of Animal Park last year, a cameraman was kneeling down to get some footage of the sheep at Longleat Estate and Safari Park when one of them suddenly object to a particular part of the aforementioned cameraman’s anatomy.

He was initially able to protect his assets by covering them with his hand, but the sheep made a surprise run once his hand was removed. Fortunately, there was a second camera operator there to record the whole thing. It looked very painful indeed… But also pretty funny.

Also quite amusing, as you can see in the YouTube thumbnail above, the camera guy kept doing his job, pointing his camera at the sheep right up until the moment of impact.

[via PetaPixel]

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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4 responses to “BBC Cameraman head-butted in the nuts by an angry sheep”

  1. Dunja Djudjic Avatar
    Dunja Djudjic

    This is hilarious! I feel sorry for the poor guy… But it’s still hilarious :D

  2. aleroe Avatar
    aleroe

    This is exactly the sort of thing I want to learn to DIY!

  3. Adrian Duron Avatar
    Adrian Duron

    Butternut is good but buttednuts is painful.?

  4. Peter Withe Avatar
    Peter Withe

    Even the dog doesn’t want to pay the licence fee.