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Call of the Wildman

10 Dec

Call of the Wildman: Turtleman Returns to Visit Jay! Tune In for Tonight Show Live Action!

YIYIYIYIYIYI!  Turtleman makes his FOURTH appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight on NBC at 11:35 PM ET/PT.

Tune in to see him join actress Kirstie Alley on the couch and chat with Jay about his turtle fans, meeting Colin Powell, his first LA Halloween Parade and of course ... TURTLEMAN TAKES MANHATTAN.

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TONIGHT SHOW LIVE ACTION!!! Any bets on Turtleman dancin' and a-dippin' a beautiful and talented Ms. Kirstie Alley?!  Don't miss it!

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Tune in for an on air special of Turtleman Takes Manhattan to see Ernie and Neal exploring New York City for the holidays, on Sunday, Dec. 22, @ 9PM E/P.

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17 Oct

Deadly Wasp Attacks on the Decline in China

 

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Here's some good news for the people of Ankang, a city in China's Shaanxi province. Deadly wasps, whose stings have taken the lives of 42 people, seem to be on the decline as the number of cases of severe stings has decreased over the last week. The number of cases was as high as 40 per day in September and were now down to about 10 per day in early October. No cases have been reported in the last five days.

According to CNN, the wasp, formally known as Vespa mandarinia, carries a venom that destroys red blood cells. Yet, as with any stinging insect, allergic reaction to the sting is just as dangerous, if not more so, than the venom.

Want to learn more? Read up on wasps then take our wasp quiz!

Watch how Turtleman (Ernie) traps wasps safely and effectively with his homemade bottle trap:

19 Sep

LIVE ACTION! Live Tweet with Turtleman and Neal This Sunday @ 9PM!

 

Calling all Turtle fans!  Love LIVE ACTION?! Try LIVE tweeting! Catch an all-new episode on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 9 p.m. e/p and live tweet with Turtleman and Neal!

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Use the hashtag #turtleman to tweet during the show -- and YOUR tweet might make it on air! Ernie and Neal will be tweeting along with everyone and checking out what you have to say. Make it good!

YIYIYIYIYIYIYI!

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Betty Chu is a Digital Media Executive Producer for AnimalPlanet.com. Follow her on Twitter @beddychew or Facebook for the cutest animal posts EVER.


13 Aug

[WATCH] Breaking Wild: Turtleman's Tribute to Breaking Bad

This past Sunday Walter White (the world's most infamous meth maestro) returned to television with the FINAL EPISODES of AMC's Breaking Bad. Earlier in the month a video which features Brian Cranston and his chilling rendition of the poem Ozymandius went viral garnering more than half a million total views. 

Upon seeing this spectacular work of art, the amazing and creative team at Sharp Entertainment sent over the gem you see below which features our good ol' buddy Neal reading from the epic Gilgamesh

 

Thank you Ernie & Neal for being a part of the ever expanding Animal Planet family. If there's one thing we've learned from watching Call of the Wildman it's to TREAD LIGHTLY...or you may step on a very unhappy critter! YIYIYIYIYI LIVE ACTION! 

Want More LIVE ACTION? Follow Ernie & Neal on Twitter and LIKE the Call of the Wildman page on Facebook!

4 Jul

Celebrate the 4th of July, Backwoods Style with Turtleman!

 

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Turtleman and the team know how to celebrate the 4th of July! Watch the clip below and find out what they love best about our nation's birthday. 

Eat, drink and celebrate! Have a safe and happy 4th! YIYIYIYIYIYIYIYI!!!!!

 

Catch all-new episodes of Call of the Wildman, Sundays @ 9PM e/p!
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Betty Chu is a Digital Media Executive Producer for AnimalPlanet.com. Follow her on Twitter @beddychew or Facebook for the cutest animal posts EVER.

 

16 Dec

Call of the Wildman: Getcha Some Holler Day Cheer Recipes

Tune in for the Holler Day Cheer special tonight at 9PM E/P!

 

If you're feeling adventurous and want to try the Pineapple Candy Cake from tonight's episode, here's the recipe straight from Turtlemom! ... If you're with the guys on this one and would rather not, scroll down for another Turtleman-approved recipe below. ;)

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12 Dec

Holler Day Cheer: Getcha Some!

 

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The Turtleman has a new twist on a Christmas classic and he can't to share it with you!

"Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except this critter Mike and Kay's wiring up on the house."

Sound kind of familiar?

[Watch more funny moments from the Turtleman holiday special!]

If you want to figure out how this classic tale ends - in Turtleman style, of course - tune in for the Call of the Wildman Holler Day Cheer special on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 9PM E/P!

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13 Jun

Gettin' Wild on the Tonight Show, YI YI YI YI YI YI YI!!!

 

Guess who paid a Mr. Jay Leno a visit this evening? 

Here's a hint: YI YI YI YI YI YI YI!! 

You guessed it: Turtleman and Neal dropped by The Tonight Show for a wild ol' time!  See pics from tonight:

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Always come prepared for an evening with Jay!

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7 Jun

What Would the Wildman Do?

Having trouble with the ladies? Just ask yourself "WWWD?"

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Truth.

 

7 Jun

Call of the Wildman, Starring … Jared Albert?

 

When he signed on for a publicity role with Animal Planet, Jared may not have anticipated he’d be wading into murky waters, to do barehanded battle with snapping turtles.  Watch as he wrestles with his first foe … Think he’s got what it takes for a starring role?  Share your thoughts in the Comments section below!


When I originally booked a flight to Kentucky to staff an Associated Press interview with Ernie Brown, Jr. (aka Turtleman), I had no intention of diving head first into a dirty pond to experience the Animal Planet "Surprisingly Human" brand face-to-face. But before I knew it, I had smelly mud up to my waist and a few inspiring "yiyiyis" in my ear…there was no turning back. Take a look above for a "rough cut" from my turtle rescue adventure with Turtleman. Will I submerge myself in unknown waters again? Well, there's always Hillbilly Handfishin'! Now that's live action!

Tune in to Animal Planet every Sunday night at 10 PM for new episodes of Call of the Wildman.


 

Jared Albert is a Publicist for Animal Planet.


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