September 11, 2014 1:58 PM EDT

A bat flew into the Good Morning Tennessee studio in Knoxville yesterday morning, causing the anchors to go a bit batty.

“Out of nowhere the bat comes about this far from my face,” anchor Tearsa Smith said on the website for ABC affiliate WATE. “It dive bombed us and you could literally hear me screaming because we’re on TV and I get that and it’s a newscast, but I was gone!”

Eventually, with the help of trained professionals, the bat was caught after several hours and will be released into a wooded area.

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