Watch: Fox 8’s Lil’ John rides some ‘wild’ animals

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STRONGSVILLE, OH - Have you seen those big, plush, motorized animals buzzing around your local mall lately?

For the record, the animals are from a company called Animal Riders. They operate at walking speed (although our test rider says they can go faster than that) and are strong enough to carry an adult on their plushy backs. Animal Riders tells us that a child of three can operate the furry creatures.

But we decided that our own Lil' John was the person we wanted to see on the back of one (or two) of these curious creatures. So we sent him out to SouthPark Mall in Strongsville for a live demonstration during Fox 8 News at 4.

John had a great time. And Natalie absolutely loved her reaction in the video above!