ET special correspondent Matte Babel had a wild encounter backstage at the Daytime Emmy Awards, getting up close and personal with a few of Jack Hanna's little friends.
After hitting the stage with an alligator, Hanna met Matte backstage with a smaller, but still frightening, creature -- a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach.
It took a minute, but after his initial frantic protest, Matte worked up the courage to let the roach rest on his sleeve. But not for too long!
"That's enough!" Matte cried after a few seconds.
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