Call of the Wildman

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  • 2012
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.8  (621)

Call of the Wildman is an American television series that aired on Animal Planet from 2011 until 2014. The show starred Ernie Brown Jr., also known as Turtleman, who was a professional animal rescuer and trapper. The show followed Ernie as he traveled around Kentucky and other states rescuing animals that were causing problems for humans or that were in danger. Ernie's specialty was catching animals with his bare hands, a skill he had developed over many years of working in the wild.

Ernie was always accompanied by his sidekick, Neal James, who helped him with the technical aspects of animal rescue and catching. Neal was known for his technical skills with ropes, hooks, and other tools used in animal rescue.

The show also featured Stephen Busken, who was Ernie's friend and neighbor. Stephen often provided comic relief and was known for his humorous observations and jokes.

Each episode of Call of the Wildman followed Ernie and his team as they received a call from a homeowner or business owner who had a problem with an animal. They would then travel to the location and assess the situation. Ernie would often climb into areas that were difficult to reach, using his unique skills to catch the animal and remove it from the property.

The types of animals that Ernie and his team rescued varied widely, from alligators and snakes to raccoons and skunks. Ernie's approach to rescuing animals was often unorthodox and entertaining, with his bare-handed techniques sometimes resulting in close calls.

One of the signature catchphrases of the show was "Live action!" which Ernie would shout whenever he caught an animal. The show was also known for its humorous editing and sound effects, which added to the overall entertainment value.

Despite the often-comedic nature of the show, Ernie and his team took animal rescue very seriously. They operated under the mantra of "live and let live," meaning they did their best to save animals whenever possible and release them back into the wild.

The show was popular with audiences and ran for four seasons, with a total of 49 episodes. It was praised for its unique approach to animal rescue and the lovable nature of its cast.

In conclusion, Call of the Wildman was an entertaining and often-heartwarming show that followed the adventures of a skilled animal rescuer and his team. The show was known for its unique approach to animal rescue and its often-humorous take on the situations they encountered. Despite its comedic elements, the show took animal rescue very seriously and was a favorite among audiences who enjoyed watching the adventures of Ernie and his team.

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.

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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.
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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, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 22, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (621)