Call of the Wildman

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  • 2012
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.8  (577)

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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Seasons
Call in the Cavalry
23. Call in the Cavalry
September 14, 2014
Deep in the backwoods, Turtleman is in his element, but not Neal. Turtleman needs Squirrel, Jake, and Cole to build Team Turtle a treetops retreat with limited supplies and real challenges: baby copperheads, stinky mud swamps, and one huge snapper!
Ticked Off
22. Ticked Off
September 7, 2014
Turtleman and Neal found the Forgotten Valley, but their adventure is just beginning! After a close call in a cave, the guys head through swarms of bugs and make a deal with an old friend for supplies - only to find a raging river blocking the way home.
Trail Blazers
21. Trail Blazers
August 24, 2014
Turtleman hears the 'call of the wild' and heads deep into the woods with Neal James. They take on gnarly gar, a hive of honeybees, and a narrow cavern passage to find a Forgotten Valley deep in the way-backwoods Turtleman hasn't seen in years.
Tough Cookies
20. Tough Cookies
August 17, 2014
A critter is digging holes that prevent the cattle on Gary's farm from accessing a watering hole. Then, Turtleman brings in a special guest - Cole! After live action and a backwoods boot camp, the guys decide if Cole is ready to join Team Turtle.
Fang Nabbit!
19. Fang Nabbit!
August 10, 2014
Squirrel shows up to help out in Montana and Team Turtle immediately goes to Barbara's ranch where a critter has been tunneling all over her land and stables. Then, Turtleman takes on a ferocious animal that is snacking on Dawn's rabbits.
Ghost Town Gold Rush
18. Ghost Town Gold Rush
July 20, 2014
Turtleman, Neal and Jake plan to search for gold while their stay in Montana continues. But before they can begin, Bobbie and Barry ask Turtleman to take care of a nocturnal nuisance that has been bothering their campgrounds.
Troll in the Coal
17. Troll in the Coal
July 13, 2014
Wildfires running rampant bring Turtleman to Montana to do what he does best! First, Turtleman has to track a missing bison calf that was spooked by a fire. Then, a charcoal maker has a problem with an animal that's ruining his high-quality charcoal.
Kneel Before Sod
16. Kneel Before Sod
July 6, 2014
Turtleman's former middle school teacher calls him in for one final exam when a mystery critter digs a series of dangerous tunnels throughout his barn. Afterwards, Turtleman shows off his dancing skills at the Daniel Boone Festival's talent contest.
Headless Horror
15. Headless Horror
June 29, 2014
Realtor Dallas calls Team Turtleman when critters are affecting his ability to sell a prime real estate. Turtleman is out of commission, however, so it's up to the rest of the team to handle the situation.
Bear Necessities
14. Bear Necessities
June 22, 2014
Sick with the flu, Turtleman lets the rest of the team step up to help a realtor.
Snap 'n' Splash
13. Snap 'n' Splash
June 15, 2014
An antique store has issues with animals gnawing on expensive items. A water park needs help when an animal is stuck in a wave pool's filtration system.
Phantom Menace
12. Phantom Menace
June 8, 2014
Turtleman gets a visit from Bobo and Ranae from "Finding Bigfoot"! But critter calls keep rolling in. Turtleman sets off to help Jeff with a burrowing creature, and six-year-old Jackson, who's been hearing an animal in his room at night.
Turtleman Takes Manhattan
11. Turtleman Takes Manhattan
December 22, 2013
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/
Choas in Critter Cavern
9. Choas in Critter Cavern
December 8, 2013
A critter has been creeping inside the walls of Jerry's unique home, so Turtleman and Neal are called in to investigate. Then, Turtleman takes on a 12-foot Burmese python that's been secretly slithering around Christa's house for several years.
Description

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.

Call of the Wildman is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (73 episodes). The series first aired on May 22, 2012.

Where to Watch Call of the Wildman

Call of the Wildman is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Call of the Wildman on demand at Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    May 22, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (577)