Forecast calls for giant spiders. West Virginia meteorologist Bryan Hughes got a bit of a shock when a spider crawled across the lens of the camera while he was reading the weather forecast for WOWK 13 News, causing the arachnid to look giant. His reaction, much like yours would be, involved an impressively high pitched scream.
"AHH! Jeez Louise!" he continues after the above video cuts off, managing to keep the program PG even though most would have had some additional words if they thought they saw a spider of that size. He took a moment to regain his composure by saying, "“Why did that just happen? I nearly lost my lunch. Oh man, saints alive, we’ve gotta get out there and kill those things.”
Hughes was a pretty good sport about it, tweeting about the incident later that day.
I couldn't help it. Honestly! I screamed like a little girl. Now, where's the matches and gasoline?!? https://t.co/ik6PHMdZvm— Bryan Hughes (@bryanweather) May 19, 2016
The weatherman could have caused a lot more panic if he just rolled with the spider's spontaneous on-screen appearance and said, "Yeah, so it would seem that we have a front giant spiders rolling in from the south-west... Make sure you bring your umbrellas and maybe some Raid."