A video making rounds online captured the moment White House reporters ran for cover after a mouse fell from the ceiling of the presidential villa’s press booth.
The rodent which fell on the lap of NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander at about 10:45 a.m on Tuesday october 1, eventually sought refuge amid a tangle of wires behind a shelf.
Confirming the short drama that ensued, some of the White House correspondents including Reuters’ Steve Holland tweeted photos of journalists scrambling in the press room as they searched for the mouse as it ran around the booth.
Here are some photos and the video below;
Status update: a mouse has escaped the office area, now running free in WH press briefing room. Chase underway. pic.twitter.com/UzhnCeBSD8
— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) October 1, 2019
— Elyse PG (@elysepg) October 1, 2019
Mouse hunt in the White House press room pic.twitter.com/hRyZTR0kpn
— Steve Holland (@steveholland1) October 1, 2019
— Shannon Pettypiece (@spettypi) October 1, 2019