The set-up for this prank is perfect. While holding a live skunk, an animal expert tells two morning news anchors skunks won't spray you unless they feel threatened.

Animal expert, Kip Smith, from Wildlife Encounters of Gretna was talking about and showing the skunk.

When he turned it's back side was towards 'The Morning Blend' anchors Mike DiGiacomo and Mary Nelson, the skunk started spraying.

The spraying was actually an incredibly well crafted prank, but that didn't stop DiGiacomo from leaping out of his chair and Nelson squealing and laughing about the whole thing.

The secret to this prank is a small squirt bottle Smith kept hidden until he got the skunk in position to make it appear spray.

Just a guess, but these hosts probably won't be inviting anyone with wild animals on their show ever again.