Dog gives viewers a fright as it strolled through reporter's live shot in Salt Lake City

An animal made it's TV debut during a 2News This Morning live shot. However, there is much debate surrounding what the animal it is. (Photo: KUTV)

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- A dog made its TV debut on KUTV's this morning.

The reporter, Morgan Saxton, was talking about overnight flooding in Utah County when the dog walked right through her live shot.

However, there was a significant debate among viewers about what type of animal it was because the dog's back was turned to the camera.

After posting the video on social media, the KUTV staff and viewers commented thinking the animal was a mountain lion.

Others were adamant it was a dog.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) responded to KUTV's Holly Menino, stating that biologists were heading to the area to identify the animal. They could not identify what the animal was from the live shot video.

"From the video, it's difficult to tell. We will visit the scene this morning and look for tracks or any other signs to help positively identify the animal," the Department stated.

After investigating, Utah DWR determined that it was a dog that walked through the live shot, not a mountain lion.

The owners later sent a photo of the dog to KUTV to share with viewers.




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