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.