Behind the scenes

Rhino horns in on unwary Kerry Sanders

March 8, 2013 at 2:43 PM ET

I've been pushed around on assignment before. There was Fidel Castro's security team, who once took me to the floor as I shouted a question. And there was the earthquake aftershock in Colombia that knocked me to the ground.

I even encountered a tapir in Belize who poked his snout in between my legs. But I saw that coming and it didn't hurt.

Note to self: Never turn your back on a rhino.

I did, while reporting on U.S. Special Forces members defending the endangered animals. Thankfully, the rhino was playful and not angry.

I guess I can now say: "I was 'horned' by a Rhino. What did you do today?"