Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A California morning news show's "Zoo Day" segment got off to a wild start when a runaway exotic bird decided to perch on an anchor's head.
Nichelle Medina and her co-anchor, Eric Kahnert, were starting a "Zoo Day" segment Monday morning on KFMB-TV when a scarlet ibis fled from its keeper off-camera and took refuge on top of Medina's head.
"Good for weeding your garden of bugs," Medina said just as the bird came into camera frame, "Or flying onto my head."
Dara Flannery, a zookeeper with the San Diego Zoo, said the 10-year-old scarlet ibis, Sophie, "was very excited to meet you guys, she just couldn't wait."
Medina said the bird gave a nice scalp massage.
"I needed that," she quipped.