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Series Length:4 Seasons, 60 Episodes
Schedule: Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on Animal Planet

The Call of the Wildman is a reality show that is aired on Animal Planet and shows live "critter" rescues by Ernie Brown Junior, commonly known as The Turtleman. Ernie learned at a very young age how to catch a turtles with his bare hands from a trick that was taught to him by his uncle and father.

This Kentucky native now owns and operates a nuisance animal removal service that catches all the animals without harming them and re-releasing them back into the wild. His Turtle Team consists of his best friend Neal James, handyman Jake Ison, David Squirrel Brady and his trusty dog Lolly. His payment for any rescue is a very minimal amount; usually just enough to pay for his traveling expenses and then something extra like a homemade pie or a free round of golf for example.

Although most of rescues are centered in his hometown Lebanon, Kentucky and surrounding areas; the Turtleman has also traveled to other states such as Louisianan to assist in rescues. He does not just rescue turtles though; he will catch just about any type of nuisance animal. On the show he has been filmed catching possums, venomous snakes, foxes and even coyotes.

Originally, the name of the show was to be The Turtleman of Wild Kentucky but as the series was being filmed the Turtleman would give out a unique yell every time he caught something, so the name was changed to Call of the Wildman. The yell according to the Turtleman is an Indian yell because he is a fourth Shawnee and a fourth Cherokee Indian. Besides his distinctive yell, throughout the show you will hear him say live action. He does this to let people know that he is really catching these animals and that there is no tricks been played. He was quoted as saying people have been calling me fake and there ain't no faking it, it is real live action.

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Status: Currently Airing
Rating: 10/10
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28 Netflix Episodes
58 Amazon Episodes
31 Vudu Episodes
57 iTunes Episodes
  • Turtleman and Neal tell the tale of their trip to find Turtlemom the perfect holiday gift... in New York City! From Central Park to world-famous Times Square, the boys see new sights, make new friends, and tour the Big Apple as only Team Turtle can.12/22/

  • After a farmer's piglet vanishes, Turtleman sets a trap to catch the critter responsible; the owner of a bowling alley thinks there's a dead animal on the premises, but further investigation proves it is still alive.

  • Turtleman must help Jerry capture a critter creeping inside the walls of his home. Then, Turtleman takes on a 12-foot Burmese python that’s been secretly slithering around Christa’s house for several years.

  • Turtleman responds to a stinky situation when the worms at a worm farm become a snack for a troublesome critter. Then, Neal brings Turtleman to his grandpa’s house to clear out the snakes that are occupying the basement.

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