White House reporters were given a panicked thrill on Tuesday after a baby mouse fell out of the ceiling of NBC's press booth and onto White House Correspondent Peter Alexander's lap.
Alexander tweeted about his unusual encounter Monday morning, saying:
"In other news: A mouse literally fell out of the ceiling in our White House booth and landed on my lap."
In other news: A mouse literally fell out of the ceiling in our White House booth and landed on my lap.— Peter Alexander (@Peter Alexander)1569940726.0
Fellow reporters snapped photos and recorded video of the chaos that followed as they scrambled to catch the mouse as it ran around the press booth.
Mouse in the @NBCNews booth at @WhiteHouse today after falling from the ceiling and landing on @PeterAlexander https://t.co/qN5Ww06QFp— Jabin Botsford (@Jabin Botsford)1569941309.0
Mouse hunt in the White House press room https://t.co/hRyZTR0kpn— Steve Holland (@Steve Holland)1569941701.0
The most excitement in the White House briefing room in months. Reporters attempt to capture a baby mouse that fell… https://t.co/WM7h1Beh3p— Shannon Pettypiece (@Shannon Pettypiece)1569941924.0
The mouse then reportedly escaped the booth and started "running free" in the press briefing room.
The mouse briefly settled under my desk and then bolted into the White House briefing room -- which, at long last,… https://t.co/o7zBOoe2n6— David Martosko (@David Martosko)1569941743.0
First @PeterAlexander says, "A mouse literally fell out of the ceiling in our White House booth and landed on my la… https://t.co/v9P2ZmQoAr— Vicky Moore (@Vicky Moore)1569942135.0
Just come from @WhiteHouse lower press, and WH comms staff urged me to shut the sliding door quickly for fear the m… https://t.co/8I5l8l39sg— Jon Sopel (@Jon Sopel)1569946197.0
The quick little mouse managed to escape and has not been caught, as far as anyone knows.
But that didn't stop the jokes from running wild.
When you give a mouse a press credential... https://t.co/QCDJH48eKY— melissa “DentalCareForAll” byrne (@melissa “DentalCareForAll” byrne)1569943442.0
WiFi is down in the WH press briefing room--consensus is that the mouse did it. 🐭 @whca— Cheryl Bolen (@Cheryl Bolen)1569945838.0
From WH pool, on the mouse: "Your pooler has named it 'Liddle’ Fuzzball.'"— Ted Johnson (@Ted Johnson)1569947355.0
White House pool report: "The only news around here is the 3-inch baby mouse you have all heard about by now."— Jeremy Barr (@Jeremy Barr)1569946905.0
Baby mouse doo doo doo doo doo doo https://t.co/LuHaQALdvd— Rich Parr (@Rich Parr)1569946408.0
It does seem pretty fitting, after all.
@PeterAlexander The whole place is infested— LiberalYogi (@LiberalYogi)1569942334.0
@PeterAlexander Even the mice are smart enough to head for the lifeboats. "This ship's going down!"......lol— Michael Petty (@Michael Petty)1569941456.0
@PeterAlexander Karma https://t.co/mA0sYh6kxe— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1569942063.0
@PeterAlexander A sign...— Valerie Jarrett (@Valerie Jarrett)1569942221.0
@PeterAlexander So you're saying the White House is currently invested with vermin? You don't say...— David Wilson Brown (@David Wilson Brown)1569942622.0
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