Spider Scares Vancouver Metereologist On Live TV [VIDEO]

spider attacks weather girlA TV weather girl inadvertently became a B-movie protagonist when a spider wandered across a camera lens, becoming The Arachnid, a 40-foot monster bent on destroying the Vancouver shoreline.

Kristi Gordon, a meteorologist for Global BC, was giving the noon weather report on Friday when the spider was projected onto her head. She freaked out.

"Oh my gosh, that was creepy!" Gordon squealed, frantically stroking the part of her head where the spider, through the magic of video, had appeared to touch. This wasn't the first time an insect has interrupted Gordon's live broadcast. The Global News has that video here, along with an affectionate selection of Gordon's other bloopers.

If anything, Gordon's damsel-in-distress response will be a boost for her broadcast career, making her all the more lovable a human. The same can't be said for the on-air nervousness of other presenters, like this guy.

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Claire Gordon has contributed to Slate's DoubleX, the Huffington Post, and the book Prisons: Current Controversies. While an undergraduate at Yale University and a research fellow at Yale graduate school, she spoke on panels at Yale and Cornell, and reported from Cairo, Tokyo, and Berlin.

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Ok..stupid video. Nothing to make someone freak out..

June 25 2013 at 2:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

So, a male spider with a few legs missing.... What does that tell you?

(Read on how spiders mate).

June 25 2013 at 9:00 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Whhhhoooaaa! I would probably respond the same way! Creepy crawler viewed several times larger and seemingly near your head...shudder! Funnieeeeeeeeeee though! I'll keep this one when I need a good chuckle!

June 25 2013 at 5:35 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Must be a slow news day!

June 25 2013 at 4:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

LOL, cute.

June 25 2013 at 12:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If it was done playfully, then it would not have been so bad. But she genuinely looked freaked out when it first appeared. This will no doubt get her nominated into the 'Is Chicken of the Sea, chicken?' fraternity.

June 24 2013 at 11:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Screw the girlie comments; She had great reflexes.

June 24 2013 at 7:34 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

geet a grip babe

June 24 2013 at 4:26 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Well, don't worry, Kristi. Down will come the rain and wash the spider out.

June 24 2013 at 3:11 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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