The GOLDEN TICKET Adventure!


(intense music) – [Child] Ooh, that’s… – Yes!
– He’s giant! – [Coyote] Are you guys ready
to pet a snapping turtle? This is a very
dangerous maneuver. (dramatic music) (upbeat music) (inspiring music) What’s going on, Coyote Pack? Today we are on location
at The Holden Arboretum, getting ready to embark upon The Golden Adventure
Ticket Adventure. Now, some of you may remember
a video from last summer where we launched the
Brave Adventures book, and if you joined us
on the East Coast tour, there was the chance of finding
a Golden Adventure Ticket inside of one of those books. Do you guys have
your ticket with you? Anybody have a Golden
Adventure Ticket? Who’s got a ticket? Somebody get me a ticket real
quick and run it up here. Now if you had that ticket, you stood the chance
of being invited to this event this summer. We’re gonna try
something new today. Now we’ve wanted to do
live events in the past, where you guys are with us
in the field continuously. There we go, thank you so much. See that? The Golden Adventure Ticket. Now if you had one
of these tickets, you got invited here to
the Holden Arboretum. There you go, thank you. Yes, that was perfect. Now what we’re gonna do today is head out into the Arboretum, but we wanna take
you guys with us. This is gonna be a long episode, probably close to
an hour and a half, if not two hours in length. No cutting, no editing. As you can see it’s scrambly,
it’s all over the place. – [Mark] Ooh, there might
be a little bit of editing. – Maybe some fast-forwarding
through some parts. But we want you
guys to also feel like you were on the
adventure with us, so if you guys are ready
and you guys are ready, you ready for the adventure? – [Crowd] Yeah! – We’re gonna head out
into The Holden Arboretum to see if we can get
some animals up close
for the cameras. Here we go! – [Mark] All right, no
cutting, here we go. – [Woman] No cutting. – All right, guys, you ready? – Yes.
– Yeah! – Whoo, and just
so you guys know, it is a scorcher here
today in Cleveland, Ohio. It’s gonna be
pushing 90 degrees, so you’re gonna see a lot of
sweaty Coyote Pack adventurers. – [Man] Let’s go. – Remember, if he–
– Let’s do this thing. All right. – [Mark] Coyote, I
thought you don’t sweat. – What’s that? – [Mark] I thought
you don’t sweat. – [Woman] He sparkles. – I only sweat when I–
– He sparkles? That was good.
– He sparkles. – That was a great one.
(woman laughing) – All right, so we’ve
got about 50 members of the Coyote Pack with us
on this morning’s adventure. It’s beautiful, not
a cloud in the sky, and I have a good
feeling we’re gonna find some really cool animals. You guys are all ready, right? – [Crowd] Yeah! – Everybody’s hydrated,
we’re feeling good. We got cat shirts on, we
got unicorn shirts on. You look like you’re
a member of the Pack. You got the hat, you got the
vest, you’re ready to go. – Yeah.
– Even me! – Even you! High fives. It’s gonna be a real challenge
for Mark and Mario today, running the camera
the entire time. I don’t know how
this is gonna work, but I’ve also got a
GoPro on my shoulder. This will click on for catches. So if I spot an
animal and I get ready to dive into the
water and catch it, this will go on and
you guys will see that perspective as well. How you doing over there, Mario? – [Mario] I’m all right, Coyote. Hey, Coyote. Oh, no, that’s not Coyote. That’s Coyote right there.
(laughing) – I’m the little.
– You’re a little Coyote. – [Coyote] Whoa, whoa,
whoa, whoa, whoa! First animal of the trip. Tiny toad, tiny toad! – [Woman] Tiny toad! – Look at that.
– I thought it was a spider. – That’s exactly what you
guys came to see today, one of the most
dangerous animals here at The Holden Arboretum. The world’s tiniest toad. Cross that one off
the list, guys. We started small,
we started simple, but nonetheless, too dangerous. Now would you ever
want to eat that toad? – No.
– Absolutely not. Toads do not make good snacks. However, a snake would
gladly eat that tiny toad. That’s a little
bit of a dangerous
maneuver for this toad, coming across the
roadway like that, so we’re gonna safely
move him into the grass. And I would say everybody
could pet this toad, but it’s so tiny I don’t
think we should do anything other than just put
him back in the grass. Well, that’s our
adventure, folks. Thanks for coming to
The Holden Arboretum and participating in the Golden
Adventure Ticket challenge. – [Children] It’s on your arm. – Oh.
(laughing) He’s getting away. All right, I’m putting this
tiny toad in the grass. – There we go.
– Bye, little buddy. I didn’t even have
to try for that one. All right, we’re
heading this way! – Hey, guys, feel free
to ask me questions or tell me stories or
ask me to tell stories throughout the course
of the adventure. If it gets to a point
where I have to focus on catching an animal,
I’ll let you know and we’ll kinda walk through
what all that entails. Sound good? – I spy a bird.
– All right. Now, The Holden
Arboretum is a place where I grew up exploring. What I love about this location is it has these perfectly
manicured trails. You can be wearing your rubber
boots or your hiking boots, or you could be in flip-flops and completely
enjoy this location. You can get right up next
to the bodies of water and it’s really easy to see a lot of these animals in
their natural environments. Now there are no skunk
bears out here, kids, just so you know. The skunk bear is a
nickname for the wolverine. Have you guys seen
the wolverine episode? – Yes.
– Yeah. – All right. We will not stand a chance of
running into wolverines today, so nobody be worried,
in case you were. (chattering) – [Mark] How you doing, Mario? – It’s good.
– Yeah? – Although, it’s kind of weird. I wanna press stop when
we’re walking around, but we’re supposed to
just keep recording. So it’s kind of like a
challenge for us, right? – [Mark] Yeah, we’re
recording the whole thing, Front to back.
– Front to back. – Don’t stop recording. – Don’t stop recording. – Yeah.
– All right. – Here we go, ready?
– Ready? Boom. – All right, guys. Okay, we’re gonna
stop right here. – All right, stop.
– Have everybody gather round. – So in the background
there is the Lotus Pond. The Lotus Pond is home to
pretty much every animal that lives here at
The Holden Arboretum. There are some big
snapping turtles in there. Whether or not we’re
gonna catch one today, I do not know, but we’re gonna wanna be
quiet when we sneak up there. Now I have with me
a pair of binoculars and I’m real good at having
binoculars in my hand and then dropping them. Oh no, wait, they’re not in
my pack, they’re my side pack. Dropping them and then
forgetting to pick them back up. So at points in time today, I may hand my binoculars
off to people. You guys just have to
be responsible for them. Can you do that? Like if I’m like, ooh, ooh,
ooh, ooh, a turtle, I gotta go, and I hand them to you, you got them now, right? You’re responsible for
’em, you won’t lose ’em? You can use them
to look for things? Sound good? Perfect. Got it, all right. – [Man] If we see a bee,
can we do a bite episode? – A bee?
(group laughing) No, no bee stinging or
any biting episodes today. – [Child] Have you ever
been bit by a duck? – By a duck? I have been bitten by a duck
while feeding a duck once. – [Child] It feels good. – It feels good? – [Child] Yes, it feels good. – You have a weird love
of pain, my friend. All right, let’s sneak up
on the edge here quietly, and we’re gonna
use the binoculars to see if there’s any
turtles moving around. – [Mark] Hey, Coyote. – [Coyote] Yeah? – [Mark] What are
you looking for? – [Coyote] Snapping turtles. I’m looking for turtles. – [Mark] Do you see any? – Nothing yet. – [Mark] All right. I’ll be quiet now. I’m being quiet. – It doesn’t sound
like that’s quiet. – [Mark] Oh, yeah. – Okay, guys, the
good news is that there are no other
people out here. Oh, I see a snapping
turtle, 100%. Snapping turtle straight
out in the middle out there. Not catchable, but he is up and drifting
in towards the edge. That’s good news, guys. If the snapping
turtles are moving, it means we’ve got a good
chance of catching one today. It’s a ways out there. – [Child] But how do you get
it if it’s in the middle? – I’m gonna have to go
out there after it, buddy. We’re just gonna have to
go out there and get it. (group laughing) We’re gonna move quietly
around this side of the pond and when we get closer to that
edge, it may have moved in. Let’s, again, try to
be as quiet as we can. I’ve got a map in my pocket. Here, can you hold it for me? Otherwise, it’s gonna end
up getting super soggy. The good news is that
we’re already seeing movement from turtles. So let’s sneak
along this edge here and see what we can find. – [Girl With Cowboy
Hat] How do you know if it is a snapping turtle
or if it’s another turtle? – [Coyote] Snapping
turtles are much bigger and I can tell by the
way that its shell is up above the surface. – [Girl With Cowboy Hat]
What about its pointy nose? – [Coyote] And its
pointy nose, too. All right, everybody
stop right here. – [Woman] That’s good
luck, as they would say. – Hold on one second. Everybody stay put. I’ll look down in here. Sometimes there’s
snakes in these rocks. – Snake, snake.
– Snake? Oh, look out, guys.
– A snake? Oh, I see him.
– Boop, boop, boop, boop. – [Woman] Clear the
way, clear the way. – [Mark] All right,
stand about right there. Beau just spotted a snake.
– Where? – [Child] Right in there. – [Mark] He’s ready
to dip into the water, so see this little path there? – Yep, all right, nobody move. – Got it?
– Got him. (children laughing
and chattering) All right, everybody come
back and gather round. – Okay.
– What type of snake is it? – Small northern water snake. – Yep.
– Be careful, guys. – That’s our first
catch of the day. Okay, everybody back
up a little bit. – [Mario] Everybody back up. – Good spotting. Who spotted that one? – That was Beau.
– Nice. Oh, Beau is afraid
of snakes, too. – [Beau] I am afraid of snakes. That’s why I’m
standing back here. – Well, done, buddy. Ooh, he’s musking on me. Okay, whoa, buddy. All right, can, ah,
gettin’ bit there. Okay, let’s do this. I’m gonna bring him
back up over here so everybody can see it, okay? Let’s pop this camera
on for a second. Okay, everybody back
up just a touch. Let me get the snake
under control here. Ow! He bit, okay, let’s do this. I will kind of come onto
the bench here in the shade. – [Child] I have a scar
where I was bit by a snake. – All right, and everybody
can kind of gather around. There we go. Can everybody see? All right, everybody stay
back, everybody stay back. – [Child] He’s trying
to bite your nose. That, ooh, he’s pooping
on me and biting me, is a northern water snake. You see how aggressive they are? You see where it bit
my thumb right there? Yeah, that doesn’t feel good. Don’t reach your hands out. Pretty cool, huh?
– Mm-hmm. – Now, the northern water snake, if you guys saw that episode
we did on them recently, is a non-venomous
species, right? So if you are bitten
by one of these snakes, you don’t need to
go to the hospital, but they do have an
anticoagulant in their saliva. You see how much it’s
already bleeding? It’s bleeding a lot because
of that anticoagulant. It means that my
blood won’t clot up. Now, those are just little,
tiny pinpricks from the teeth, but because it causes the
victim to bleed a lot, that’s how these snakes are
able to grab onto their prey and then that blood and that saliva helps
them to swallow it down. As you guys know, snakes
don’t chew their food. They swallow it whole. What do you guys think
that water snakes are out here eating?
– Frogs. – Frogs.
– Frogs, tadpoles. – [Child] Like that
little one we just saw. – Like that little one. Well, actually that
bullfrog that we saw was probably an okay size
for a snake like this. Now, water snakes do get
significantly bigger than this. The females grow
larger than the males. Oh, I see you, you’re
still trying to bite me. You’ve got to calm down, no
one’s gonna hurt you, buddy. You just hang out there. This is likely a male. And you see the
patterning on the snake? Can you guys see that banding?
– Mm-hmm. – And then on its belly too? Oftentimes people
mistake the water snake for a water moccasin, which
is a venomous species. But the way to tell the
difference between them is that water moccasins
have a vertical pupil. You guys know what the pupil is? That’s the little circle
in the middle of your eye. If I can get this
snake to stay still, you see the middle of that
snake’s eye is circular, right? If it was vertical, that would
mean that it is a pit viper. They also do not have pits
on the front of their face, which is what pit vipers use to, oh, I see you trying
to bite my nose. The pits help them
sense their prey and sometimes what
these snakes will do is make their head in
a triangular shape. Now, venomous
snakes, pit vipers, always have a
triangular-shaped head. This snake is oftentimes
mistaken for a water moccasin because it makes its
head in a triangle shape. – [Mark] Whew, Coyote,
is that smell you? – No, that’s the snake.
– Are you sure? – That’s the snake.
(group laughing) Whoa, smell my hand. – Oh, no.
(group laughing) – Ah.
– Oh. – This snake is just
biting me non-stop. That’s okay. Like I said, I’m pretty used
to being bit by water snakes, but this is a species
that if you guys see it out there in the wild, it’s probably best to just
admire it from a safe distance, because you don’t wanna
get bitten, do you? Anybody here want to get
bitten by this snake? – I’ve been bitten.
– No. You’ve been bitten before?
– Right here. – I would say you guys
could pet this snake, but he is a little bit bitey, so I think we’re
gonna let this one go, and maybe we’ll
catch another one that’s a little less bitey. – [Mark] Man, you guys can’t
smell it through the camera, but, boy, that’s a… – That is a real stinker
of a snake right there. – Coyote?
– Yeah. – [Child] Are we still going
to catch a snapping turtle? – Oh, yeah, we’re
gonna go over there. This actually is great, because this is allowing
the snapping turtle a little more time to
get closer to the edge. Perfectly played. We’ll see if it’s over there. All right, we’re gonna let
this snake go and keep going. Everybody good with that?
– Yes. – Okay.
– All right. – [Coyote] Yeah, you
want to get a picture? – [Child] It smells like poo. – [Child] No, it smells
like a (mumbling). – All right. Yeah.
(children chattering) – [Woman] All right, Coyote. – [Mark] How’d that
snake smell, guys? – That was terrible.
– Horrible. – [Mark] Bad, it was bad? – Bad.
– Real bad. – Oof.
– There it is. – [Girl] Are you putting
him there in the water? (group chattering) – [Child] If it was a female,
or a little bit bigger, and I could see it, like the head was kind of like
going to a triangular shape. – [Coyote] Nice. All right, bye, snakey. Bye, buddy. All right, there he goes. Bleh, okay. – [Child] What is that
thing swimming in the water? – That’s probably
the snake going out. All right, guys. Let me catch back up
to the front here. – [Woman] Uh-huh, where
do you think you’re going? – I’m fine. You want some?
– Yeah, no, no. It’s for the camera.
– Oh, for the camera. – [Mark] I’m playing up
to the camera, Coyote. See, this what you
guys don’t see. – There you go. – [Mark] Sometimes he
doesn’t take the hint. – Put some of that in
my snake bite there. Ooh, that burns. All right, here we go, guys. All right, guys,
hold on one second. I’ve gotta check with
the binoculars here. I see something over there. I wanna see what that is.
– What is that? – I see something. I can’t tell if it’s a
rock or a turtle shell. – That looks like a rock, but it also looked
like a turtle shell and a head at the same time. The snapping turtle is on
the other side of that thing, so let’s sneak around this
edge here real quietly and see if we can find him. Nothing out over here yet. Okay, we’re going back this way. Nothing out there. Sometimes there’s painted
turtles out on the edge, so I like to try to
sneak up real quietly to see if there’s one there. – Saw some tadpoles.
– You see some tadpoles? – I’m gonna go look on
this edge real quick ’cause that’s where that
snapping turtle was headed. Let me see if he came up
to this edge real quick. Ooh, there’s a newt. Hold on, stay there. – What?
– A newt. – A what?
– A newt, Michael. – [Michael] What’s a newt? – [Child] It’s
like a salamander. – Ooh, there he goes. He’s quick. It was a newt, kind
of like a salamander. All right.
(children chattering) I’m going to look
in this corner. See if that snapping
turtle came over here. There’s a painted turtle. Hold on. Nobody move, nobody move. – [Child] Ooh, there’s a turtle. Did you get it? – Nope.
– Wow. – But I’m good and wet.
(children laughing) – [Mark] Hey, Coyote. Yeah! – Oh for one on painted turtles. Yeah, the good news is now I’m
nice and cooled off though. – Where was him when
you almost catched him? – Right in front of me. Ugh! – [Woman] Coyote, how come
you’re not using your net today? – [Mario] Coyote, are you okay? – I’m okay! – [Mario] Okay. – Nice and cooled off! – [Mark] Hey, Mario! I see you! – Oh, those painted
turtles are quick. We’ll get one still, though. At least I took my pack off. Quite the splash, huh? And it was just a matter of time before I got
completely soaking wet. Oh, there he was. I just saw his
head come back up. – You just splashed me.
– Little bugger. – [Child] It’ll dry off. – He splashed me.
– See, there he is. Oh, darn it. Oh, that painted turtle
would’ve been a good one, man. – [Child] Can I see? – Now, I’m soggy if anybody
wants to get near me. Good and soggy.
(laughing) – What is that grunting sound that we hear sometimes
from the grass? – Uh, probably a frog. A frog of some sort. All right, guys we’re gonna
go up around this way. – [Man] Come on, guys. – Turn off this camera. Got a good dive on that camera. – [Mark] There you go. – Aw, that guy was so quick. – [Mark] That’s all right,
you’re just getting warmed up. – Getting warmed up? Now I’m all good and
soggy, it’s all down. That water was so deep! It was all the way
up to my shoulders. Face first into that. All right, you guys doing good? – [Children and Mark] Yeah! – Who wants some
swampy wet high fives? – [Child] No. – Boom, boom. Swampy wet high fives. (laughing) Now we’re in the zone. All right, so I haven’t
seen any big frogs yet. I know you guys have
sort of pointed out, “Oh, there’s a little frog.” There’s some monster bull
frogs who live out here, guys, so we will catch a frog at
some point, but I’m trying to go after the biggest
specimens that we can. I did see one other water
snake that was smaller. If I see a really big water
snake, I’ll still go after it, but so far tiny toad and
northern water snake. We are two for three. I missed the painted turtle. So I kind of approach all this
like a sports outing, right? You guys gotta
help me keep track of the animals that we catch. Tiny toad, northern water snake and we missed the
Midland painted turtle. Let’s check real
quick on the map. Thank you very much. We just explored the
Lotus Pond, okay? That’s this one right here. Now we’re gonna make our way. See that there? Lotus Pond. Now we’re gonna make our
way up toward Heath Pond, which also has a number
of giant snapping turtles. You guys ready? – [Children] Yes. – All right, there’s
your map back. – [Child] Thank you, Coyote. – Whoo, I am soggy, yeah. – [Child] Did you like– – [Mark] Mario, how you
doing, you still rolling? – Still rolling and
that was pretty funny. – Keep it rolling,
keep it rolling. (children talking) – You guys all doing good? – [All] Yeah! – [Coyote] Cool. – Mommy. – I’m not gonna lie, jumping
in the water, really nice. Now I’m all the way cooled off. – [Mark] Yeah, it’s starting
to get a little warm over here. Maybe I should jump in. – [Coyote] Yeah, I
got the full soak. – [Mark] These cameras
are waterproof, right? – [Coyote] Uh, not those ones. – [Mark] Uh-oh. (children talking) Are you having fun? You having a good time? You want to see a turtle? Who wants to see a turtle? – [All] Whoo! – [Mark] Yeah, all right,
Coyote, pressure’s on. Everybody here wants
to see a turtle. – A lot a water coming
out of my pack there. Well, we got to build up
the anticipation, right? If you caught everything
the first time out, it would be like, aw, you caught it all in
the first five minutes. Oh, we’ll get a painted
turtle, don’t you worry. – [Mark] Did you guys you
get to see that snake? – Yeah. – [Mark] Pretty cool, huh? You guys ever caught
a snake before? – Oh, yeah, I’ve
caughten a bunch. – [Mark] You have? – I caught one once, I
helped you guys catch. – [Mark] Gotta be careful
with those, right? – [Coyote] Let’s all
gather up right here. – [Boy] A squirrel’s over there. You can see his tail. – I’m not capable of
catching squirrels, although I’ve tried. It’s a lot more difficult
than you would think. Whoo, I am all soggy. This is wonderful. All right, guys, so
we’re getting up to our next body of water that
is called Heath Pond. Now there are four or
five snapping turtles that live in there, as well
as some giant bullfrogs. So with any luck, this time
of day, 10:20 in the morning is when they usually come
out to start hunting. Now you guys know
what snapping turtles are hunting for, right? Fish, frogs, snakes, anything a snapping turtle can
get its jaws on is fair game. Now we haven’t lost
anybody yet, have we? – [Child] No. – We didn’t lose anybody, right? You guys are good, right? You got your maps? Okay. Nobody’s too tired, we don’t
need to turn back, do we? – [All] No. – Okay, just making
sure, making sure. – [Child] No turning back. – Mark, you doing good. – [Mark] Yeah. – Mario? – [Child] Can I see your map? – All right. So guys, we’re gonna sneak up
to the edge of the water here. I’m gonna scout
with my binoculars. I need everybody to
just be really quiet though while I
scout for turtles, just in case something’s
up near the edge, okay? All right, guys, now
oftentimes I do see a snapping turtle
on this edge here, so we’re gonna go all
the way around this pond and loop back up that way. Let me do it first
though, just in case, ’cause I’m gonna have to
literally sprint off the side. Somebody wanna hold my pack? – Me.
– Me. – Can you carry the
pack, it’s kinda heavy. Got it? You guys can take turns
if you need to, okay? Don’t lose it. It’s got important stuff in it. (children talking) – [Child] Which we
might drop in the water. – [Child] No, it
wouldn’t drop in. – [Child] That’ll be sad. – [Child] If I was
a snapping turtle, I would probably bite you. – [Coyote] I would too. – [Mark] You’re not gonna
bite anybody, are you? – [Coyote] Not today. – [Mark] No? – [Coyote] There’s a snapper. Snapper, snapper, snapper,
everybody stay back. – [Child] Snapper,
there’s a snapper. – He got it.
– Phaw. All right. You guys ready? – [Children] Yeah. – [Woman] Nice. – [Child] Whoa. – Dragon number
one, right there. I don’t know if this camera’s
rolling, hold on a second. – [Woman] Good job. – [Child] Whoa, can’t we
just see the whole thing? – Oh, good, it was.
– It was. Hit that again. – Okay. – [Child] He’s still
holding on to it. – [Child] He has to pick
it up in the middle. – [Child] Oh, that’s a big one. – [Coyote] Ooh,
that water’s deep. Yes!
– He’s giant! – All right, guys,
there’s our first snapping turtle of the day. Oh, he’s a stinker. He is not happy. Whoa, he stinks. Okay, here’s what
we’re gonna do. We need everybody to just
back up a little bit. Remember the safety protocol. Here’s what I’ll do. I will bring him up. Whoo, he’s a stinker. Hi, buddy. I’ve actually never
caught this turtle before. Look at how much algae
is covering his back. Okay, here’s what’s
gonna happen. I’m gonna come up here–
– Up here, yeah. – On the side of this hill. Let’s do this. Whoa, buddy, you’re a big boy. – [Child] What are you gonna
name the snapping turtle? – [Coyote] We can
name him, for sure. – [Child] Spiky. – [Coyote] All right. – [Mark] All right, guys,
we’re gonna have like about a five-foot rule, so I
want you stay right here. – Five-foot rule,
five-foot turtle rule. (sighs) All right, well,
this is good news. I’m off the hook now,
just so everybody knows. You’ve officially seen
a snapping turtle, but there are bigger ones. But this one is certainly
not to disappoint. It is a definitive perfect
mud dragon, a specimen, I see you trying to bite me. Whoo, he is about 30 pounds. What a beaster. Mario, how you doing? – [Mario] Good. – Okay, so here’s
what’s gonna happen. I know ’cause we’re kind of
on a hill here, it’s tough. Why don’t we do this? Let’s come back up
the hill a little bit so nobody falls
backwards into the pond. – [Child] He smells gross. – He smells super gross, right? – [Children] Yeah. – He’s musking. He’s none too happy the
Coyote has caught him today. This is good. – [Mark] That’s plenty. Here we go.
– Right here? – [Mark] Yep. – I just want to
give everybody that Space back there.
– Everybody’s got plenty. – Okay, guys, what I’m
gonna do is sort of crouch down with the
turtle so it stays calm. There you go,
buddy, there you go. – [Child] It’s probably gonna, what happens if it
bites your finger? – It would be a really bad day for everybody if
it bites my finger. So there you go, you
guys are perfect. You guys can all sort
of make a U shape around me and come in there. All right, big guy, calm down. Whew! Well, I missed the
painted turtle, but catching the snapping
turtle is what counts. Hi, you grumpy beast. You grumpy, grumpy beast. So there you have it, guys. This is the mud dragon,
the common snapping turtle, the largest reptilian
predator that lives here in northeastern Ohio. And you can see why we
call them mud dragons. Now this turtle
is not only stinky and it smells like it
came right out of a swamp, but it is also covered in algae. Look at this. Did you guys see it when I
brought it up to the surface, how all of that algae
was kind of moving? That’s what allows these turtles to stay perfectly camouflaged. However, because I know
what I’m looking for, I’m able to jump in
there and catch ’em. – [Child] He’s not happy. – Not happy at all. Now this is a turtle, but
if you guys see it out there in the wild you need to
admire from a safe distance. You see how he’s
biting out like that? Now any of your fingers,
if they were to end up in the mouth of a
turtle this size, would likely get
chomped off, right? So you want to admire these
creatures from a safe distance. You see how long the
neck is of that turtle? Now snapping turtles
cannot fully tuck into their shells like many
other turtle species. Painted turtles can
pull all the way in. As you guys know, box turtles
can partially close up their plastrons to the carapace, which makes them not exposed
at all to any predators, but snapping turtles have
all of this meat exposed, the head, the arms, the tail. You guys can see
the tail over here. You see how long it is? Big and spiky. And that is why
they have developed these incredible
defense tactics. You guys smell it, right? Musking is a resort once it
realizes it has been caught and it can’t bite what’s
trying to attack it, and in this sense I am
the predator, right? I’m not attacking the turtle,
as in I’m not eating it, but because I’m
catching it, it says, okay, I’m either gonna bite
you, I’m gonna claw you and if that doesn’t work,
I’m going to musk on you. Ugh, and I’m gonna
smell like a turtle for the rest of the day. Bad news for all of you that
have to walk downwind from me. Whew! What a good lookin’ turtle. You guys wanna see the plastron? – [Children] Yeah. – Now for those of you that
don’t know what a plastron is, the turtle’s shell breaks
down into two parts. The top of the shell is
called the carapace, right? This is what protects the
turtle, all its internal organs. Turtles do not shed
their shells, contrary
to that misnomer. But the plastron is the
bottom of the shell. You see that, you
see how small it is? And that’s his turtle part. No, buddy, let’s not do that. Keep that in there.
(laughing) That’s how you can
tell it’s a male. See how small the
bottom of the shell is and how all that
meat is exposed? That is why they
are so ferocious. – [Child] I thought they had a– – You’re a good looking
fella, you know that? – [Child] How old
do you think it is? – This turtle is probably
between 20 and 30 years of age and he’s probably
somewhere between 25 and 30 pounds in weight. Snapping turtles can live
close to a hundred years. Nobody really knows for sure
how long they live in the wild. Some of the snapping
turtles that I personally have caught
and have personally caught make this turtle look
like a tiny beast. But it’s really cool to see
a turtle that has this much algae growing on it,
not only on its shell, but also on its four
limbs and on its face. Now this time of year
you will occasionally see snapping turtles
crossing the road, right? Those are usually females
on their way to lay eggs. Or you may see one
in your backyard. Now if you see a turtle
crossing the road and you want to stop and
help that turtle cross, you guys wanna know
how to do that? The best thing to do, so I’m gonna put this guy down. There you go, buddy. Everybody watch your toes. If a turtle is heading
in that direction, it wants to go in
that direction. Even if you have a
pond behind the turtle, it has chosen to leave that
body of water for a reason. What you want to
do, no, don’t you. It will do this, spin around
in circles and try to bite you. You want to pick the turtle up by the back third of its shell. You see that? You never want to hold a
snapping turtle by its tail because the tail is
connected to the spine. If you pick a turtle
up by its tail, you can damage its
spine and paralyze it. But you see that? I’m out of the way of the jaws, he’s trying to bite me
but he can’t get me, and the claws pretty much
are also out of range. So the proper way to
hold a snapping turtle is by the back
third of its shell. However, if you’re
nervous around the turtle or it does that and
spins in circles and you say to yourself,
there is no way I’m gonna try to help this
turtle cross the road, simply stand there and
eventually it will start moving. You don’t ever have to
handle one of these turtles and certainly if you
see one out in the wild, take heed to my advice. This is not a species that
you want to try to catch. But you guys probably
want to pet it, don’t you? – [Boy] Coyote, Coyote? – What’s up, buddy? – [Boy] Is that a daddy? – This is a daddy turtle. Yes, it most definitely is. It is a daddy turtle. All right, guys, so
here’s what we’re gonna do if you want to pet
the snapping turtle. This is a very
dangerous maneuver and everybody wants to
keep their fingers, right? – [Children] Mm-hmm. – [Mark] Hold on, let
me ask that again. Everybody want to
keep their fingers? – [All] Yeah. – Good, good
answer, good answer. What I’m gonna do is I’m
gonna hold the snapping turtle with, you see, he’s
still super ferocious. I’m gonna hold the
snapping turtle like this, maybe, if he doesn’t
try to bite me so, that he can’t actually
get my arm or my leg, although he’s getting
pretty close there. And you guys can walk up,
hey, do you want to calm down, this is this is the part where
everybody pets your tail. You know the routine. Well, actually, he doesn’t. We’ve never caught
this turtle before, so that’s pretty exciting. – [Mark] Hey Coy, usually we
cut here where I ask you this, but can you actually
point the turtle this way? – [Coyote] Point the
turtle which way? – [Mark] This way,
so we can see. – [Coyote] This way, like that? – [Mark] Yeah,
that’s better light. – That’s better. Actually, I can hold
it better like that. Okay, no matter what, nobody wants to come on
this side of the turtle. So you see where Mark
and Mario are positioned? That is what’s gonna
keep everybody safe. So let’s form a
single-file line, okay? – [Mark] Let’s start
right here, guys. – Right there. – [Mark] Right here. – Watch your hat there,
don’t step on your hat. – [Mark] It’s very
important we only do this one person at a time,
okay, everybody? One at a time. – One at a time. – [Mark] And one
quick little reminder. After you’re done
petting the turtle, make sure you go back the
way you came and not around, because just ’cause
you pet it on the back doesn’t mean you can’t
get bit walking around. – Oh, you still got
my pack, good job. Here, go ahead and
just toss it behind me. See, I had to jump in the water. That was that was
good timing, right? You knew it was time
to hold the pack. Okay, are we ready to
pet the snapping turtle? – [Children] Yes. – [Mark] I don’t know, I
don’t think they’re ready. – Are you guys ready to
pet a snapping turtle? – [Children] Yeah. – I believe ’em. – [Mark] All right. – All right, here we go. First up. There you go. I got a good hold on the turtle. You feel it? Ooh, he’s slimy, huh? – [Mario] Ah, covering your
nose, right, ’cause it’s stinky? – He’s a stinky
turtle, isn’t he? – [Mario] Coyote’s
kinda stinky today. – You coming up
to pet the turtle? Come on up, you can do it. – [Mario] Oh,
covering his nose too. – This is one stinky turtle. There you go. – [Mark] Coy, turtle part. – Uh-oh, turtle part’s
in, there we go. Pretty cool, huh? A slimy,
prehistoric-looking reptile. There you go. Give that snapping turtle
a little pet there. – [Mark] Tell us– – Coyote, are you okay? – [Mark] Tell us what you think when you touch the turtle, guys. Give us some reactions. – What do you think? – It has like, it
feels like algae. – It does, he’s got
algae all over it, huh? Green spider on my finger. (boy laughs) Weird. All right. I love your hair and
your Chewbacca shirt. It’s pretty cool-feeling, huh? Have you ever had a
snapping turtle before? – [Girl] Well, I
touched one before. – You touched one before? You wanna pet his shell? Pet the shell. Rub your hand around
in that algae. – [Child] This looks
like Gild-za-da. – [Boy] Can I pet the shell? – Sure, you can pet the shell. – [Mark] Hold on, one at a
time, one at a time, guys. – [Child] That looks
like Gild-zee-da. – [Taller Boy] That
feels a lot different than this type of skin I have. – Very cool, huh? – [Child] Godzilla, that
looks like Godzilla. – Like Godzilla a
little bit, huh. – Whoa.
– Oh. – Everybody back, he’s spinning. – Well, that dude would
not have stabbed me. – [Mark] Once you pet
the turtle, everybody, why don’t we clear out so we
can let the next person go? – Go ahead and grab his
tail, you can do it. – [Mario] Parents can touch
the turtle if you like as well. – [Mark] Yeah. This is for everybody. – It’s super weird, right? – [Child] Can I pet its shell? – Sure, let her go first. Yeah, go ahead. Pretty cool, huh? – [Girl] That feels like algae. – Wow, it’s pretty cool. – There you go. Pretty cool, huh? All right, get on in there. Oh, you can squeeze the
tail, nothing’ll happen. Go ahead, squeeze it. Grab on to it. You can do it, no? You can do it. Go ahead and grab onto his tail. See what it feels like. – It’s like a sponge. – Kinda weird, huh? – [Mark] Whoa. – He’s like, don’t
squeeze my tail. Hey, bud, you can calm down. – [Child] Hey, we’re
just petting you. You don’t have to be feisty.
– Come on up, you’re good. The struggle is real. It’s real. Pretty cool, those
are called scutes, right there, these
spikes on the tail. You see all the algae
that’s growing off it? – [Child] There’s really
big scutes on there. – Kinda makes it look
like a dragon tail, huh. – [Child] Coyote? – Yeah. – [Child] What does it feel like when they have algae on ’em? – Uh, just kinda smoother, a little bit
smoother and slimier. I guess if you can be
slimier without algae. The algae actually gives
them a little bit of grip. It’s easier to catch ’em when they have algae
like this on ’em. It’s kinda easier to hold on to. – [Woman] Coyote, what
are you gonna name him? – I don’t know, guys, we
gotta name this turtle. – [Child] The Rock, The Rock. – The Rock? – [Mark] I think we already
named a turtle The Rock. – [Child] Yeah, but he
has good camouflage. – He has good camouflage,
he does look like a rock. – [Child] Wait, touch the shell. – [Mario] It’s kinda stinky. What if we call him like
Stinky or something? – [Woman] Do you like it? – Stink Rock? – [Mark] Stink Rock? (laughs) – Should we call him Stink
Rock, what do you think? – [Child] Snapper. – Snapper? – [Child] Yes, ’cause
he likes to snap, wait, let’s call him Coyote Ju– – Oh, keep your hand
back a little bit. – [Child] Coyote Junior. – Coyote Junior?
– Coyote Junior? I like that. – [Boy] But he doesn’t
catch regal horn lizards. (child laughs) – [Child] But he does catch
frogs, but he eats them. – All right, everybody stay
back just a little bit, kinda getting a
little close there. – [Child] There’s lots
of bees going in there. – There you go, good job. – [Child] That’s not
a bee, that’s a… – [Woman] How long can
they stay out of water? – Um, days. Reptiles can completely
stay out of water. I mean, if a snapping
turtle needs to move from one body of
water to another, they can go for days without
actually going in the water. And actually their
eyes will constantly secrete a mucus to
keep their eyes moist. So yeah, they can
be out of water as as long as they need to. – All right, anybody else
want to pet the turtle? Come on in there. – Ooh, it’s soft. – This might be your only chance in life to pet a
snapping turtle. – [Boy] I pet one every day. – Every day? Oh, you got a pet one? – [Boy] Yes, it’s an
alligator snapping turtle and it’s that big. – Whoa, cool. – [Child] Coyote? – Yeah. – [Child] Can we go catch
something right now? – [Mark] Who’s next? – All right. – [Girl With Cowboy Hat] Coyote. – Yeah? – Snapping turtles use their
tongue lure in fish so they– – That’s right, alligator
snapping turtles do, but common snapping turtles
are nomadic predators. All right, everybody
had the chance to pet the snapping turtle? Oh, yeah, come on in. Everybody good? – [Children] Yeah. All right, I’ma turn
the turtle back around. Speak now. – [Child] What’s his name? – All right, we’re turning
the turtle back around. Everybody stand back. – [Child] His name is Snapper. – So the common snapping
turtle is a nomadic predator. You said alligator snapping
turtles use their tongues to lure in food, which is true. Common snapping turtles
are constantly moving from spot to spot to
hunt for their prey. Now that we’ve all gotten
the chance to pet the turtle, we’ve got to name
the turtle, right? ‘Cause I’ve never
caught this one before. And I’ve heard the suggestions
of Stinky, Rock, Snapper. What do you got? What are some other names? Shout ’em out. – [Child] Coyote Junior. – Coyote Junior. – [Woman] Cranky. – Cranky. – [Mark] Stink Rock. – Stink Rock.
(Mark laughs) What if we call him Snapper
the Cranky Stink Rock? – Yeah.
(kids laugh) Snapper the Cranky Stink
Rock work good for everybody? – Yeah.
(kids laugh) – Aw, man this is one, honestly sometimes snapping
turtles do not musk, this is one of the
stinkiest snapping turtles I think I’ve ever
had to work with. All right, fingers back, guys. We’re gonna let Snapper the
Stink Rock back into the water. You guys ready for this? – [Mark] Hold on,
before we do that let’s get a big group photo. – [Coyote] All wanna
get a group photo? – [Mark] Christina! – She’s right here.
– I’m here. – [Mark] Where is she? All right. – [Coyote] We’re gonna move on to catch something
else in just a second. – [Mark] Hey, Beau,
why don’t we find a spot for everybody
to take a photo? Maybe like this way, so we
can get this as a backdrop? – Yeah. – [Mark] Yeah. Why don’t you help
corral people? – Is it just the team or? – [Mark] Everybody. No, everybody. Group photo. Who wants to do a group photo? You? Okay, hi-five. How ’bout from you? And how ’bout you? And how ’bout you? And how ’bout you? Yeah. – [Boy] Can I have a high five? – [Mark] You can
have a high five. You know what? You can have two high fives. How ’bout one more? Yeah. (laughs) – [Coyote] Let me make a path. Everybody move. – [Boy] He’s turning! – [Child] Let him go. – [Mark] All right,
Beau, why don’t you help us choreograph this photo? – [Coyote] I’m gonna
move the snapper down so everybody can
get in position. All babies move. – [Mark] Come on in
a little bit more, a little bit more,
guys, little bit closer. I know it’s warm. Mario, what are you
doing back there? You’re supposed to be filming. I’m filming me in the picture.
(laughing) What’s up, guys? – [Coyote] This
looks pretty good. What do you think, Christina? – [Man] Yeah, all right. – [Mark] Christine, is that
gonna be a great photo or what? – I think it’s gonna
be an amazing photo. – [Mark] All right, awesome. – [Man] Best picture ever. – [Christina] Best photo ever. – [Coyote] Everybody stay back. I’m gonna come right
here and crouch down. – [Man] What’s the
turtle’s name again? – Snapper the Stink Rock. – [Mark] All right, here we go. – [Coyote] Snapper
the Cranky Stink Rock. – [Christina] Okay, ready? One, two, three. – [All] Snapper the
Cranky Stink Rock! – [Mark] It’s a long name,
I messed up. (laughs) – Hey, we got close though. All right, guys. – [Mark] Great job, guys. Whoo! – All right, it’s time
to let the beast go. Everybody stay back. – [Woman] Bye, Cranky, bye. – We can kinda all come down
to the edge of the water. – [Child] Bye Snapper
the Cranky Stink Rock. – [Woman] Whew! – He’s like, who are
all these people? Say bye, guys! – [Children] Bye! – [Child] Make
him wave his hand. – [Coyote] Bye! All right, buddy. – [Mark] Do we want
to do a mud dragon– – Oh, we shouldn’t make
them wait for that. We should just keep going. – [Mark] Roll your
camera for the release. – [Coyote] I am. – [Mark] Mario, how do
you like this no-cut? – Um, I guess it’s good. It’s easy for us. – [Mark] Challenging, huh? – I don’t know for the editors. – [Mark] Here, let
me get release. Hold on, hold on, hold on. (Coyote grunts) Back to one! Yep, I’m ready. Buh-bye. – Whew. It is a stinker. Washing my hands here, if he
doesn’t come back and bite me. – [Mark] Well, that’s
the show, folks. – All right! – [Mark] But we’re
gonna keep going. – We’re gonna keep going,
the adventure’s not over yet. (clapping) All right, well. Now we have the chance to
catch a bigger snapping turtle, but at least we have caught a
snapping turtle at this point. So here’s what we’re gonna do, we’re gonna keep
moving along here and then we’re gonna
go to the next pond. Sound good? – [All] Yeah. All right, here, let’s
come up to this spot and then we’ll look at the map. – [Mario] As everyone passes
by, give me five, all right? – [Coyote] Give Mario a high
five as you pass by, guys. Yay, Mario. – [Girl] Yay, Mario. – [Mario] Whoo,
whoo, whoo, boom. – You know me. – [Mario] I just
had my hand out. – [Child] We saw
another snapping turtle. – [Mario] We did? – Well, there’s the bubbles. I can’t see it, but you
see the bubble trail there? – [Boy] What if
that’s the same one? – That’s not the same one. The other one’s out there, but that’s definitely a
snapping turtle right there. – [Child] What’s the
biggest snapping turtle you ever caught?
– Are you gonna go get it? – No, I can’t see it. If I could see it… – [Child] Coyote,
what’s the biggest snapping turtle you ever caught? – [Coyote] Uh, 55 pounds. – [Mark] Well, that’s a common
snapping turtle, Coyote. – Oh, yeah, I’ve caught a 108-pound alligator
snapping turtle. – Whoa, that’s huge. – Hey, wait, Coyote. – [Coyote] Yeah. – [Boy] When we were not with
you, what have you caughten, when you were by yourself? – I’ve pretty much
caught it all. Well, a lot of
things at this point. Lizards, snakes, turtles… – We haven’t seen lizards yet. – Well, there’s no
lizards at this park, no lizards at The
Holden Arboretum. Maybe some skinks, but
they would be very rare. All right, guys, let’s take
a look at the map, okay? So we’ve just explored
around Heath Pond and now we’re gonna
check out Sherwin Pond. There are a lot of
frogs at Sherwin Pond. You guys want to
see a frog, right? – [Children] Yeah. – I think we’re at the
point where we want to catch something a little safer
than a snapping turtle, or another really
big snapper turtle. If I see an enormous snapping
turtle, I’ll go for it. If I see any snapping
turtle, I’ll go for it, ’cause you guys wanna see
me jump in the water, right? – [All] Yes. – That’s what it’s all about,
Coyote jumping in the water. – I wanna see you
get all soggy again. – And try to get a frog? Okay, so let’s recap. Tiny toad, northern water snake, we missed the painted turtle,
common snapping turtle. So we are three for four. We still have many species
yet to potentially see and maybe an even
bigger snapping turtle. Sound good to everybody? – [All] Yes. – What happens if
there’s a snapping turtle bigger than the one
you just caught? – [Coyote] Well, we’re gonna
definitely try to catch it. – [Boy] Can I see
the spa on your gun? – [Coyote] Let me
give this a snap. – [Girl With Cowboy Hat]
Hey guys, it’s a tiny lake or pond, whatever it’s called. – [Boy] Or you just
find the ocean. – [Girl With Cowboy
Hat] Hi, Mark. – [Mark] Hey, how are you? Can I get a high five? Yeah. – [Coyote] You guys want to
try to catch a tiny bullfrog? – [Children] Yeah. – [Mark] Yeah, of course. – Let’s just see what
happens, this is a little guy. Oh, now he jumped. There are some big
bullfrogs here. – [Child] Yeah, a
big one right there! – Is it big? Tiny-sized? Okay, let’s do this. We’re gonna slowly move around
this side of the pond, guys. Real slow, let me go first. – [Child] Oh, there’s one. – Some little frogs.
– A big one. – [Coyote] Here we go, let
me see this frog for us. – [Child] Get him, get him! – Okay. Now, here, let me explain
something to you guys. Guys, so right now I got
a bullfrog right here. He thinks he’s hidden,
he’s in the leaves, right? This is one of the best
ways to catch frogs, is not to actually
catch them when they’re in the process of
getting ready to jump, but after they jump and then
you watch where they go. So this bullfrog, may
not be able to see it, stay back a little bit,
let’s see if this works, he’s hidden down in the leaves and I can just see
his head there. Now because he thinks he’s
hidden, I can still see him and if he doesn’t move,
he will not be caught. But with any luck, I’ll
be able to get him. Nope.
(laughing) – [Mark] Waaw-whoa. – And there he goes
out there, but– – [Mario] You know
what’s gonna happen? – What’s gonna happen? – [Mario] With this, we’re gonna see how
many times you miss. – How many misses. So that’s my second miss,
I am now three for five and I got a handful of mud. All right, guys,
we’re going this way. We’re really looking
for a big frog though. – [Boy] Can I feel the
scar on your finger from where you were bit
by a snapping turtle? – Butterfingers. – [Mario]
Butterfingers. (laughs) No editing magic here. – Nope. – [Mario] Right here, dude. – [Coyote] Is it a jumbo? – [Mario] No, but it’s
a nice little green. – [Coyote] Green frog? – [Mario] We’re
looking for jumbos. – Uh… – Girls, you see
that one right there? – We really want a jumbo,
Mario, but since you, oh, no, there he goes. We want a jumbo frog, guys. Guys, everybody come, stay
back a touch from the water. Let me see if I
can get this frog. – [Mark] That’s a good one. – [Girl With Cowboy
Hat] Yeah, that’s big. Get him. Get him. No! – [Mark] Got that miss. – [Girl With Cowboy Hat] No. – [Mark] Swing and a miss! – [Girl With Cowboy Hat] You
should jump in there, yeah. That’s what I’m talking about. You have to get this frog. – [Mark] That was close. – That’s some ooze, right there. That was a close one. Who said, that’s what
I’m talking about? – [Girl With Cowboy Hat] Me. – Yeah, get in that mud, Coyote! All right, we haven’t
found a jumbo yet. We’ll have to find a jumbo frog. That’s when it’s all
gonna happen for us. – Why do they all–
– Yeah, but if we get the– – [Coyote] Around
this way, guys. (engine drowns out dialogue) – [Child] Yeah, one
time I catched a frog, but it was little. – [Coyote] Just a little one? (children talking) – [Child] Coyote, I found one! – [Coyote] Is it a jumbo? – [Girl] There’s two
frogs right here. – [Coyote] Oh, yeah. – [Child] There’s a
big frog down here. – [Coyote] A big one? – [Child] Yeah. – [Coyote] Let’s see. Oh, all right, let’s see. – [Woman] Oh, that is a big one. – [Coyote] Let’s see,
we’ll go for this one. Not quite the jumbo
I’m talking about, but we’ll give it a go here. – [Child] Whoa! – [Child] Oh,
there’s a huge one! Coyote, there’s a huge one! – [Woman] He’s got him! – [Coyote] Okay,
we got this one. Where’s a huge, a
frog or a turtle? – [Boy] Frog. – [Coyote] We got one
frog, hold on a second. – [Girl With Cowboy Hat] Let’s
see if we can get another! – Get two, do it once. – [Mario] I already
got one in my hand. – Oh, you got one? Okay, well, we got all bullfrog. All right, everybody watch
your head on the trees, let’s back up here
into the shade. – [Mario] Where we going? – We’re coming right over here. – [Woman] There you guys go. – [Child] I smell him. It smells very– – It’s like, this
is a decent one. This is a medium-sized,
not a jumbo. – [Mark] She got Mario’s. – [Coyote] She got a jumbo? – [Woman] We got it! – Got it! Hey, I’m leading this adventure! (laughing) Mario, uh… – [Woman] It’s a
competition now. – Okay, well, for this group
over here, what we have is, Mario’s supposed to be
filming, I caught the frog. (laughing) Now this is the
American bullfrog. Let’s see which frog is bigger. – [Mario] ‘Scuse me, ‘scuse me. – You got the bigger frog?
– Here, grab him. And a little guy. – Aw, two! He got two Two at once. – [Woman] Oh, family. – Those are pretty evenly sized. Yours is puffing up
a little bit more. – [Mark] I don’t know, Coy, I
think Mario’s a little bigger. (laughing) – That’s triple frog
catch, right there. That’s called teamwork. All right, guys, these
are both bullfrogs. Wait, is this camera rolling? Is there a little
thing going on there? Little numbers? – [Mark] Yep, yep, yep. – Great, that’s
good news for us. All right. See, with no cutting– – There we go. – You never know
what’s happening. So these are not what I
would consider jumbos. If we find a jumbo–
– Together, they’re big. – Well, together
it’s almost a jumbo, but these are what I would
say medium-sized frogs. But for most you guys,
that’s a pretty good catch right now,
catch right there. Now these both
appear to be females. The males have yellow chins,
but because they’re so young, they could still be developing. Now there are green frogs
and there are bullfrogs. Green frogs are green and
bullfrogs are also green, so it can be confusing. But these– – [Mark] Hey, Coyote? – [Coyote] Yeah? – [Mark] Can you
hold a frog still? – Oh, sorry. – There you go.
(laughing) – These are
definitely bullfrogs. Now I’m assuming you guys
want to pet frogs, right? – Yeah.
– I wanna pet that one. – We’re not gonna
hold the frogs. You can pet that one
in just a second. We gotta pet them very gently with just the tip of our finger. Now the best way to hold
a frog or to catch a frog is exactly what you
see me doing here. You see how I’m
holding on to the legs? – You don’t want to hold on to the center of the frog’s body. Do you guys know why? – [Children] Why? – What’s inside of your belly? – [Child] Your organs. – I was gonna say poop. – Lunch.
– Organs, their organs. Lunch, everything that’s
important to this frog is inside of the
middle of its body, so you want to hold
them by the legs so that you don’t squish them. Now with holding an amphibian, you always want to make sure
that your hands are moist and that you do not have
suntan lotion or bugs spray on, because amphibians absorb
a lot of the environment or chemicals through their skin. So if you guys head
out there into the wild to try to catch frogs, which as you know is a
very safe species to catch, just make sure if
you put on bug spray that you wash your hands after, so that it’s not on
your actual fingers. Now who’s ready to pet a frog? All right, very gently, I’m
gonna hold the frogs like this. – [Child] Can I do it first? – [Coyote] Sure, you can
all take turns, there we go. Everybody there you
go, just real gently. – [Mark] What’s it feel like? Tell me. – [Coyote] Uh-oh, uh-oh,
this frog’s like, I gotta go. – Slimy.
– Slimy? – [Coyote] I’m losing this one. Mario! – [Mario] Right here. – Here, I need help
readjusting this frog. There we go. – [Child] Which
one’s the bigger one? – Got him, okay. So slimy. All right, real quickly, ’cause we gotta get him
back in the water, guys. – [Mark] Tell the folks at
home how it feels, guys. What’s it feel like? – They’re both really slimy. – [Child] I can feel the
spine through the skin. – [Mark] Yeah, you
can feel the bones? – And it’s very, very dirty.
– It feels so smooth. – [Mark] It’s smooth,
I hear slimy, smooth. – The frog was slimy.
– Soft. – [Mark] What else, soft? – [Child] Squishy. – [Mark] Squishy? Coyote, squishy? Are they squishy? – They’re a little squishy. A lot of muscle in
those legs though too. – He’s trying to escape,
he’s trying to escape. – [Coyote] All right,
everybody get the chance to pet these
medium-sized bullfrogs? – [Woman] Go ahead,
hey, don’t be scared. Go ahead. There you go. – [Child] Whoa,
they’re fighting. – [Mark] How big is the biggest
one you’ve every caught? – The biggest frog
I’ve ever caught actually happened in Texas. If you saw our Crazy
Creatures of Texas video? – [Mark] Yeah. – Is that the name of it? We caught the big, the
bullfrogs in Texas are massive, like would eat these frogs
for breakfast, they’re so big. But this is a pretty good-size
frog for any of you to catch, and like I said, the Frog
is a very safe species for you guys to
practice catching, but because they’re amphibians,
they dry out very quickly. We want to get them
back into the water. So you guys ready for these
two frogs to get let go? – Uh-huh.
– Yes. – All right, let’s
come over to here. – [Mark] Hold on,
Coyote, what about names? – Oh, you guys wanna
name the frogs? – [Girl With Cowboy
Hat] Slimy and Sticky. – Slimy and Sticky, does
that work for everybody? – [Mark] Works for me. – Slimy and Sticky it is. All right, we’re gonna
let ’em go over here. All right, say bye,
Slimy and Sticky! – [All] Bye, Slimy and Sticky. – [Coyote] Bye, buddies! They’re like, oh my gosh, I have no idea what
just happened to us. There you go, buddies. – [Mark] I didn’t
get the release. – Oh, I got it on
my shoulder camera. – [Mark] Okay. – All right,
cutting this camera. There we go, I’ve
done a pretty good job of capturing everything
on this camera. All right, guys,
let’s gather around. Nobody fall into the pond, there is a Loch Ness
monster in there. – [Mark] Coyote,
they have a question about what this hole is. – That’s a badger hole. You don’t want to
fall into that one. – Why? – Because the
badger will get you. – [Mark] Crayfish. – Yeah, that’s probably
a crayfish or a mole. – [Woman] I didn’t
know they did that. – All right, has
everybody gathered around. Oh, what time is it? 11 o’clock, man! I’m not sure we can do
much better than that. We’ve caught some
frogs, snake, turtle. You guys ready to go back? – [All] No. – [Coyote] The good
news is we still got another hour for this adventure. If you guys had
said yes, I mean, we would have been off the hook, especially you guys have
been filming the whole time. – [Girl] No. All right, you guys ready to
head to the next body of water? – [All] Yes. – That is up and through
here, follow me, let’s see. Oh, yeah, map, good idea. – [Boy] Can we go to where
those big mud dragons? – So we were at Sherman Pond. Now we’re going up
to Hourglass Pond. It’s a big walk
around this pond. It’s one of the biggest
bodies of water. You guys ready for that? – [All] Yeah. – [Girl With Cowboy
Hat] I got a question. Why’s it called Hourglass Pond? – It’s called Hourglass Pond because it’s shaped
like an hourglass. The scar on my thumb. Well, I have that
scar on my finger from the recent
snapping turtle bite. Is that the one
you’re talking about? – [Boy] What about the one that went through your whole hand? – Well, this got chomped by
Gila monster when I got chomped. There’s, this, you
see how that’s flat? That’s where, from the
one Dragon Tales episode? – Yeah, that’s the one
I was talking about. – Yeah, that’s that. You see how that’s
like flat right there, if you look at it like that? – [Woman] Can you still feel
on the tip of your finger? – Uh, this doesn’t have a, it’s
got a little bit of feeling. I mean, I wouldn’t
want to stick it in a campfire or anything. Yeah, I’ve got some scars. So all right, guys, and we’re moving on
to the Hourglass Pond. Everybody catch up. – [Mark] Here we go! Mario, how you doing? Hanging in there? – It’s tough, man. – [Mark] Arms starting to get
a little flimsy over here. – Yeah. – [Mark] Yeah,
gotta tough it out. We got one more big
body of water to check. – All right.
– Here we go. – Let’s do it.
– Let’s do it. – You guys all doing
good back there? Everybody’s good? – Can you do an animal video– – A lot of people on this
adventure today, guys, and hopefully you are enjoying
the adventure with us. So far, just to recap, we’ve caught a tiny toad,
a northern water snake, a common snapping turtle
and some bullfrogs. Still have to catch
that painted turtle. Honestly, guys, the painted
turtles are the ones that usually elude me
because they are so fast, but this next body of water
is notorious for having many of these little
shelled reptiles. So if you guys are ready,
let’s head on to the next spot. – [Mark] Hold on, hold
on, before we keep going, let’s check in with
the crowd here. – You guys still having fun? – [Children] Yeah! – [Mark] Are we excited
to see some more animals? – [Children] Yeah! – [Mark] All right,
let’s catch ’em. – Okay! Here we go. Mario, you doing good? – [Mario] Good. – Longest episode on the
Brave Wilderness channel ever. (Mario laughs) – [Girl] Hi. – Hello. – You guys kind of stay up
on this, hold on one second. Snapper, snapper.
– Do turtles see in color? – I’m gonna go for it. It’s not a super big one, but you guys wanna try
to catch it, right? – [Mark] Yep, go for it. – [Child] Coyote,
your hat, your hat. – Where’d it go? There it is, aw. – [Mark] Where’s the turtle? – Too deep, too quick. – [Mark] I tell you what though, that’s probably the best
dive I’ve seen you do. – Was that a good dive? Ooh, he was fast. – [Child] I saw it. That was like a
medium-sized one. – [Boy] Can turtles
see in color? – He was a smaller one. Did you guys see it? – [Mark] Yeah. – I just wanted to get a
good dive for you guys. – [Child] Here’s your backpack. – Thanks. Really just needed to cool off. Man, you see how
fast he took off? Could you see him? – [Mark] Oh, yeah, zoom! – [Child] Snake, snake, snake! – What? – [Girl] Right there. – [Coyote] What is it? – [Mark] A big one, dude. – [Boy] It’s a
northern water snake. – [Child] Don’t let it go. – [Mark] He’s gonna
try to grab it for us. – [Child] Get it! – [Boy] I got that one. – [Woman] Good job,
you got good eyes. – [Mario] He took off. Once they’re in that
boat, they’re gone. – That would have been a
good turtle catch though. I got that on this camera. Whoo! – [Mark] All right, well? – All right, movin’ on. – [Mark] The search
continues, as they say. – Can they see in color? I’m not sure. Was that good
action for you guys? – [Mark] That was awesome. – [Boy] Good enough for me. – [Coyote] That was a swan dive. – [Mario] That was the
best dive I’ve seen you do. – [Mark] I mean, it was
really graceful, right? – [Coyote] It would have been
better if I caught the turtle. – Submerged.
– Submerged, graceful. – [Coyote] That was
a full-on swan dive. – [Mark] Is that Chance? – Yeah, just, you know. – I will say–
– Watching the back, making sure everyone
keeps up with the group. – [Mark] Dude, so
good to see you. – You too. – [Mark] We get a lot
of questions on tour, where Chance, what
happened to Chance? And you’re still with us. – Still with us and just making things happen in the background. – [Mark] You make those
cool things like that. – Mud dragon. – [Mark] I got one on too, but
I can’t point it at myself. (laughing) – [Chance] Let’s do it. – [Mark] What’d I miss? – [Woman] I haven’t
seen anything yet. – [Mark] Did I miss anything? – I’m only seeing his legs. – [Mark] Oh, he’s back here? – Right, nothing there. Anybody else getting warm? – [Woman] You’re
not, you’re cool. – I’m gonna go, fully soaked. – Coyote.
– Yeah. – [Child] You should flip
over one of the rocks. – One of the rocks? Well, there’ll be
some other rocks over here we can look under. Are you guys ready for the trek
along the side of this pond? – [Children] Yeah. – All right, we gotta
get to the back side. – [Child] This looks
like a car track. Looks like a car
track ran through. – [Coyote] Uh-oh. – [Mark] Ew! – My binoculars
got a little wet. Good thing they’re waterproof. – [Mark] Everyone stay hydrated. Everybody been
drinking some water? – Yeah. – [Mark] You having fun? – Yeah. – [Mark] How ’bout you,
you having fun over there? – Yeah. – [Mark] All right. – [Coyote] Guys, I’m
gonna go in the water here and sneak down on this edge and see if I can
find anything, okay? You guys all gather and
hang out right here. You can look in the water, okay? – Coyote, there’s more
plants over there. – I know, I’m gonna
sneak in there and see, oh, there’s a huge snake. Huge water snake. All right, everybody stand back. This is gonna be the biggest
snake we will have ever done. – [Mark] Oh, I see
him, he’s moving. – You guys ready? – I don’t see him.
– Yeah, get him, get him. – You guys want me
to catch him, right? – [Mark] Go, go, go. – Oh, I see him, I see him.
– If you get him, get him! Did he get him? – I got him.
(cheering) Huge snake, huge snake. – [Mario] Back
up, guys, back up. – [Mark] Everybody
back, everybody back. – This one may be
super aggressive. Everybody be very careful. Wow, it’s like the size
of a water moccasin. He is a giant. I don’t wanna get bit by this
snake if I don’t have to. – [Child] What even is that? Wait, that’s the snake
my mom saw on the road! – Wow. – That’s the snake my
mom saw on the road. – Hold on, hold on, ow! Ah! That is a huge water snake! – [Mark] Let’s everybody
back up a little bit. Everybody take five
big steps back.ú – It’s definitely
worth looking at. That is about as big as the
northern water snake gets. Wow! What a beaster. – [Child] Coyote, that’s the
one, my mom it saw on the road. – She saw one on the road? All right, everybody back
up just a little bit. I don’t want anybody to
get bitten by this snake. It gave me a very
painful bite, it bit. – [Child] Do you know
if it’s venomous or not? – Everybody back
up a little bit? – [Mark] Little bit more, guys. Everybody’s doing great,
you’re doing good. – [Child] Is it venomous or not? Non-venomous, just like the
smaller one we caught earlier, but you guys see how dark
in coloration this snake is? As they get older, they
get darker in coloration, which really makes them look–
– Can we try to pet this one? Like water, no, you’re not
gonna be able to pet this one, which makes them look
like water moccasins and this is about the
size of a water moccasin. This is a huge
northern water snake, actually one of the
biggest I’ve ever caught. – [Child] I can tell
how they get confused. – Yeah, ’cause of how
dark it is in coloration? If you saw when I got it
straight out of the water, it was putting its head
in a triangle shape. That triangle shape makes
it look like it’s venomous. What I’m gonna do is
just kind of set it down on the ground
here a little bit. Look at that snake. – [Child] Oh, it’s trying
to bit your shorts. – You guys see how
much my hand is already bleeding
just from one bite? Here, buddy, come like this. Let me see if I can hold it up. Wow, that is a cool
snake, isn’t it? Now a water snake of this size can give you a pretty good bite, so if we see this out there
by the side of the pond, what are we gonna do? – [Child] Leave it. – Just leave it alone. – [Child] What happens if
we see an even bigger one? – Well, you let me know
and I’ll come and catch it. Yeah, that is definitely one that you make a diving grab for. That is a pretty cool
snake right there. – [Child] If we could
pet that, I would pet it. – It’s actually pretty calm. I could probably let
you guys pet its tail. You guys want to pet it? – [Children] Yeah! – All right, let’s do
this, if it starts, you got to be real gentle. There you go. – [Mark] One at a
time, one at a time. – [Child] It feels
scaly and slimy. – There you go,
just be real gentle. I’ve got it totally
calm right now. – [Child] He’s really calm. – Once you pet it,
kind of step back and let somebody else in. There you go,
everybody take a turn. Ooh, that’s a painful
bite right there. – [Mark] You get nipped? – Oh, yeah, he got me good. – [Girl With Cowboy Hat]
Did he get you two times or just once?
– Just once. – [Girl With Cowboy
Hat] Well, then why is there like one
mark and two marks? – ‘Cause they have, they
have multiple rows of teeth. So he got me full chomp. All right, once you pet it, step back so everyone
else gets a chance, okay? – [Girl With Cowboy Hat]
All he wants to do is relax. – Got him pretty
calmed down now. There you go. – That snake is humongous. You know what’s even
bigger than this snake? – What? – A python. – That’s right. – [Girl With Cowboy
Hat] Or a viper. – Let everybody
else have a turn. – Look, Coyote. – Everybody get to pet it? – [Girl With Cowboy Hat]
Can you feel its belly? – Let’s just pet its back, okay? It’s being really
good right now, this snake is being
super calm for us. All right, if you
already pet the snake, everybody step back, make
sure everybody gets a chance. – [Girl With Cowboy Hat] I
think he wants us to pet him. – There we go. – [Girl With Cowboy Hat]
He wants us to pet him. His stomach is really soft. – It’s very soft, huh? All right, well, that was
pretty cool, wasn’t it? – [Mark] Yeah. I think we ought to do
an outro on that one. – [Mark] I think so. Is everybody up for
doing an outro with us? – Yeah. – [Mark] You guys
know how this works? You guys know how
this works, right? All right. – [Mario] Explain to them. – [Mark] Explain to them
how it works, Coyote. – All right, guys, so
we’re gonna do an outro for this episode,
’cause I don’t know if we’re gonna catch another
snapping turtle today and this is a pretty
good-sized water snake. So everybody kind of
gather behind me in a group like we did with the picture. Everybody gather in. Back up just a little bit,
everybody take two steps back. – [Mark] I think, yeah, I
think we’re gonna have to– – Two steps back. – [Mark] Maybe four steps. – Watch this. Now take two more steps back. – [Mark] There you go. – Now take two more. I’ve only taken a step, so that means you
guys aren’t stepping. Two more. There we go, does that give
enough room for the cameras? – [Mark] Yeah, that’s great. – All right, you guys step
back a little bit too, away from the snake’s head. I’m gonna crouch down. All right, everybody take a
little bit more of a step back. – [Mario] If you guys
want to be in this, try to get nice and tight.
– Crowd it. – [Mark] Yeah, if we
could come this way. – Get in close. – [Mark] More this way. – [Mario] And the smaller kids
up front so everyone can see. – [Mark] All right. – [Mario] All right, ready? – All right, I’m
gonna crouch down. So is Mark. Now nobody put your hands out, nobody wants to get
bitten by the snake. – [Mark] All right, hang
on, we got exposure. – [Woman] Haley, can you see? – [Mark] All right. – All right, here we go. You guys are gonna love this, ’cause then you get to cut
the cameras after that. Unless, of course, we
find a bigger turtle. All right, you guys ready? – [Man] Ready. – Here we go, Mark, you ready? – [Mark] I’m ready. Mario?
– Mario’s ready? – [Mario] Ready, let’s do it. – Okay. Well, how epic was
this adventure? Taking the Golden
Adventure Ticket winners out here at The
Holden Arboretum, where we came across a
number of different species, from tiny toads to
snapping turtles and finally a massive
northern water snake. I’m Coyote Peterson, be brave. – [All] Stay wild. – We’ll see ya the
next adventure. Awesome job, guys.
(cheering) Go Coyote Pack! I hope everybody out there
watching had a great time today. Now it’s time to put this
beast back into the pond. All right. You guys want to
name this snake? – [Girl With Cowboy
Hat] Yes, Slithery. – Slithery? – [Mario] LeBron. – LeBron?
(laughing) – [Mark] Hang on, Coyote. We need to get a thumbnail. – Oh, we got to get
a thumbnail, guys. – [Mark] Who has the Golden
Adventure Ticket on ’em? Does anybody have one? Anybody bring theirs? No? Anyone? These are Golden Adventure
Ticket winners, right? – I think so, there we go. – [Mark] Hey, can we
borrow it for a second? Actually, why don’t you
come and be in this? – Yeah, come be in it. – [Mark] Here, you
hold the ticket. – If you’ve got a
Golden Adventure Ticket
bring it in here. – [Mark] Get next to Coyote. I want you to hold
that up for me. – [Mario] Man,
Mark, multitasking. – [Mark] I’m gonna
try to show everybody how we do these thumbnails. – [Mario] Thumbnail
plus recording. – Couple people behind. The snake is being really good. – [Man] Here, buddy, come
right here by his backpack. – [Mark] Hey Dad,
I’m gonna need you to do a big smile
if gonna be there. Right, here we go. – [Man] Hold that Adventure
Ticket out, there you go. – [Mark] One, two, three. And a tight one. We’ve got options.
– All right. – [Girl] Is the snake messy? – All right, time
to let the snake go. You ready?
– Yep. – All right, big guy. Back into the wild with you. You guys want to
see it take off? – [All] Yeah. – Out here into the deep water. Are you guys ready? – [Child] Yeah. See you later. – [Child] Later. – [Child] I see his tail. – Whoo! I have a big snake. – [Mark] That’s the show, folks. – All right, and that’s
the longest episode we have ever had on the
Brave Wilderness Channel. – [Mark] Great job, guys. (clapping) – [Coyote] How much
battery you got left? – [Mark] Great job. Great job, how ’bout
a high five from you? Let’s get some more
high fives in there. Nice, nice. Great job, guys,
everybody did great. All right, we’re
cutting cameras. Ready, Mario? – [Mario] Thank you guys. – On three, two, one.
– One, two, three. (inspiring music) – [Coyote] Well, Coyote Pack, we didn’t catch a painted
turtle on this adventure, but if you missed
the episode that featured everyone’s
favorite turtle, make sure to go back and watch, as we showed you the difference between the Midland and
Eastern painted turtle. And don’t forget, subscribe, so you can join me and the
crew on our next big adventure. (birds fluttering)
(animal growling) (animal calling)

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