NBC reporter Kerry Sanders has been pushed around on assignments before, but never by a rhinoceros. Sanders was reporting on the value of rhino horns on the black market when the animal decided to give him a push.
I've been pushed around on assignment before. There was Fidel Castro's security team, who once took me to the floor as I shouted a question. And there was the earthquake aftershock in Colombia that knocked me to the ground.
I even encountered a tapir in Belize who poked his snout in between my legs. But I saw that coming and it didn't hurt.
Note to self: Never turn your back on a rhino.
I did, while reporting on U.S. Special Forces members defending the endangered animals. Thankfully, the rhino was playful and not angry.
I guess I can now say: "I was 'horned' by a Rhino. What did you do today?"
Rhinoceroses are losing their fight for survival as they are slaughtered for their valuable horns. A new Animal Planet show, "Battleground: Rhino Wars," follows former and current members of US Special Forces who are defending endangered rhinos. NBC's Kerry Sanders reports.