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Live television can be stressful at the best of times but one reporter found out just how rough things can get when a dog decided it wanted to play fetch with her microphone.
In a video that has since gone viral on social media, a Russian weather reporter was attempting to update Moscow on the upcoming spring weather when a Labrador retriever jumped up and grabbed the microphone, taking off with it.
Mir TV weather reporter Nadezhda Serezhkina could only chase after the dog as the camera followed the unusual interruption to the live cross.
Back in the studio, anchor Elina Dashkueva watched in disbelief before explaining to viewers the connection had been lost.
“The correspondent’s reaction is ‘Stay! Come here! Stop...stop!’,” another journalist commented.
“PUTIN: This reporter is asking too many questions. Get me the Director of the KGB — the Kremlin Good Boys,” another user joked.
“How did the anchor keep a straight face?” another person asked.
Moments later Mir TV crossed back to Ms Serezhkina where she assured viewers all was well while she crouched next to her new furry co-host.
"No one was injured, but the microphone took a bite or two," Ms Serezhkina said in Russian, according to the Daily Mail.
A dog in Russia grabbed the reporter's microphone and ran away during a live broadcast pic.twitter.com/R1T8VZ5Kpt
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The journalist managed to see the funny side of the disruption and after completing the weather report said the weather was "just right for walking your dogs".
The live cross ended with Ms Serezhkina shaking the dog's paw.
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