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Usually, folks are afraid of snakes, and not lizards. In the case of this NBC News 5 Texas news host, it is the lizard that scares him, and not the sn

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Usually, folks are afraid of snakes, and not lizards. In the case of this NBC News 5 Texas news host, it is the lizard that scares him, and not the snake!


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I am not sure where in Texas this station is on, nor do I know how long it has been circulating around the Internet, but this is the funniest reptile-related video I’ve seen in a while. More than 300,000 folks on Facebook shared it as well.

A news show host is interviewing a reptile enthusiast who is trying to give viewers the 411 on Texas rat snakes when what looks (Not sure based on video) like a leaf-tailed gecko, jumps on the news show host’s jacket. The host loses it and starts to fall over, screaming WTF? (bleeped out) as he falls back onto his backside. He then immediately gets up and screams “man get this thing off me!” The reptile enthusiast can’t help but start laughing with the audience.

“Why is this thing jumping at me for man?” the show’s host says. “He likes you!” says the reptile enthusiast.

They then try and attempt to talk more about the Texas rat snake but by that time, things have already disintegrated into laughter. Not sure who these characters are, but if you know, please leave a comment below.

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John B. Virata keeps a western hognose snake, a ball python, two corn snakes, a king snake, and two leopard geckos. His first snake, a California kingsnake, was purchased at the Pet Place in Westminster, CA for $5. His first pet reptile was a green anole that arrived in a small box via mail order. Follow him on Twitter @johnvirata