Reporter battles off raccoon just before going live [VIDEO]

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Being a live television reporter has to be an extremely tough job. You have to battle the elements, remember the details, ignore the crazy person is trying to get on camera, keep your hair tight ... and then there is what happened to CNN's Joe Johnson.

At the start of the video, you see Johnson yelling, "get," and then throwing something. After yelling something else, Johnson turns to the camera and acts like nothing happened.

So what was he dealing with? Something he probably didn't expect.

When you think about all the craziness happening in the White House right now, a raccoon would have to be the last thing Johnson thought he might encounter while doing a live report. We'll hand it to him, Johnson truly is a pro.