Episode 10 Dick 'N' Dom Go Wild


Episode 10

Wildlife show. Nelson and Dillon grab a goat that needs a pedicure, play hide and seek with some endangered red squirrels and tuck in a dozy dormouse for his winter snooze.


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This show features professionals,

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working with potentially dangerous animals.

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So do not, we repeat, do not try this at home.

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Did you know that now, right now, there are people

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all around the country who are

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working their socks off to help wounded wildlife and poorly pets?

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And we've managed to get VIP passes for some willing helpers

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who are going to get stuck in at the busiest vets',

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wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres.

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On today's show, Nelson and Dillon help tuck in a dozy dormouse

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for its marathon winter snooze.

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But the red squirrels are far from sleepy.

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Ohh!

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It's bath time as Abbie and Shannon sort out some muddy mutts.

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Really, really fun.

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But that's the least of their worries.

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Here is a filthy ferret.

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And I turn waiter and rustle up a fishy dish for some

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particularly picky penguins.

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They're all having fun time party honk-honk.

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It's tough and dirty work.

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But someone's got to do it.

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Today on Dick And Dom Go Wild, I'm at the Wildwood Trust in Kent.

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And joining me on this wild adventure is Nelson and his best mate, Dillon,

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two boys who usually run a mile when it comes to anything about animals.

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Nelson, tell me about all the pets you've got.

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None.

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Oh, yes, OK. And Dillon? How many have you got?

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None.

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Really? Why is that then?

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I just think they're boring and it's too much hassle clearing

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up their mess, taking them for walks every day and stuff like that.

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OK, so it's a no-no when it comes to pets.

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What about other animals?

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Farmyard animals are quite boring.

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Foxes and badgers are quite scary.

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Birds and all that, boring.

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So let me get this right, you're both sports fanatics

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but you're not fans of anything furry.

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What are we going to do with you?

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Well, I think a day spent at a top animal sanctuary

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might just do the trick.

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How do you feel about people who dedicate their lives

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-to looking after animals?

-They're wasting their time.

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If they like doing it and enjoy themselves, yeah,

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they can carry on doing it.

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I think it's a waste of time.

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Here at the Wildwood Trust, they have something to say about that.

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In Kent, here, they save hundreds of animals every single year

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so when they heard that we had two able, willing volunteers

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that just needed some encouragement, they said, "Bring it on."

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Nelson, Dillon, how are you? All right?

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-Fine, yeah.

-Yeah.

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We know already that you guys aren't keen on the British wild life.

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-Is that right?

-Yeah.

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Really? OK, this is why we brought you here to the trust,

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to see what amazing things are around.

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Yeah, shall we do it?

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-Yeah.

-Yeah. OK.

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Enthusiasm. Love it. Come on, let's go. Come on!

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The Wildwood Trust in Kent is positively packed

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with wild animals, some of which are rather familiar

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and others that have become extinct in Britain.

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The people here work hard to make sure that no more

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go that way, so today, they will be happy to have some helping hands.

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Hazel, how are you doing?

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-Hi, nice to meet you.

-This is Dillon and Nelson.

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-Hello.

-They have reluctantly been dragged here

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to get into British wildlife. We thought this is the perfect place

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to learn about endangered British species as well.

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-What have you got planned?

-We've got some rare species.

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We've some dormice for you to see.

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We need to check them over

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to make sure they're ready to hibernate for the winter.

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-Wow, do you think you can handle mice?

-Yeah.

-Easy.

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I know it's not an elephants, or tigers but it's still

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a very, very important thing to do.

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The common dormouse is one of the most rarely seen mammals in the UK.

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They only come out at night, so it's truly a treat to meet one.

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But will anti-animal Nelson and Dillon think so?

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Are you ready?

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Sure you're not scared?

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They're deadly, these dormice.

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Really deadly. OK, so they might not be deadly but they're a dying breed.

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Over the last hundred years,

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the number of dormice has dropped massively

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but the good news is, people are helping these mice

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in peril, like the breeding programme here.

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Would you like to take the lid off the box?

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OK.

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Oh, there he is.

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Later, the boys weigh in to size up the dormouse

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but will he have eaten enough to make it through to the winter?

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First, let's see what Dick's team have ahead of them

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at Bleakholt animal sanctuary in Lancashire.

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They started off with just a few horses in their care

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but now they've all sorts of animals from ponies, pigs, rabbits,

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ferrets, guinea-pigs, horses, cats and dogs.

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Lots of dogs.

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And I mean lots of dogs.

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Which might not be great news for one half of our team today.

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Meet best friends Abbie and Shannon,

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two giggly girls from Rochdale,

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who just love hanging around together.

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When it comes to the perfect pet, Abbie knows what she likes.

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I like cats.

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And she knows what she doesn't like.

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I don't like giddy dogs.

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I just don't like it when they jump up.

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Shannon on the other hand isn't bothered one bit by the barking.

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In fact, she's got two pooches as pets.

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So, can she help her best buddy when it comes to her doggy dilemma?

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Abbie's fear does sound pretty serious.

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I hope I'll be able to help her overcome her fear of dogs.

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Bleakholt animal sanctuary is the perfect place to come

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and find out just how delightful dogs can be.

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And hopefully, we'll soon have Abbie and Shannon

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dancing to the same tune.

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Ladies, nice to meet you.

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-So Shannon, you don't mind dogs, no?

-No.

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So we got to try and help Abbie get over this fear of big dogs.

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-Do you think we'll be able to do that?

-Yeah.

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Abbie, if I said we're going to walk along,

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past all those big dogs over there

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-you wouldn't be too keen?

-Not at all. I'd absolutely hate it.

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So the aim of today is to help Abbie realise that big dogs

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-aren't that scary, yeah?

-Yeah.

-Shall be do it?

-Yeah.

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Right, let's go.

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To ease Abbie into all things furry, we're kicking off with Bozo here.

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He's a fully-grown adult ferret who was found running wild in a garden.

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Ferrets are playful little creatures

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who love to explore and get themselves into mischief.

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And they certainly like their sleep.

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In fact, your average ferret will happily nap

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for an amazing 18 hours a day.

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Girls, it's time for a bit of ferrety fun.

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This is Bozo.

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If you want to stroke him, stroke the top of his head down to his back.

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Sometimes ferrets do nip but mostly, it's just saying hello.

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-I think he's really cute.

-Yeah, me too.

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He's a friendly little fellow, isn't he?

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Introductions out of the way and Abbie

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and Shannon seem to be fine with ferrets.

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But how will they fare when faced with some ferret poo?

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Meanwhile, sports-mad lads Dillon and Nelson are down in the woods

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in Kent, knocking on the door of a dormouse house.

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Ah! Nice!

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Have you ever see anything that cute?

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No, that's awesome.

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Well, for two boys who seem negative

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when it comes to animals, I'd say that's quite a positive reaction.

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So, do they come awake at night?

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That's right.

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Do you know what that's called?

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-Nocturnal?

-Nocturnal.

-That's right. Yes.

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He sleeps during the day. At night, he climbs around, looking for food.

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Not only do they sleep through the day,

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dormice will hibernate for an amazing six to seven months.

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Yes, they doze through the whole winter.

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-Would you like to hold him?

-OK.

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Come on, Nelson, you can do this, my friend. Top job!

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Could you have these like as pets?

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In Victorian times, schoolboys just like yourselves,

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used to go out and find dormice in the wild and took them to school

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in their pockets because they would curl up.

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They did keep them as pets but today, we can't do that

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because these are a protected species.

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-Would you like to hold him?

-Yeah, OK.

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To get through the winter, dormice need to put on a lot of weight

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so they can use that energy to sleep

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while there's not much other food around.

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Right, what we need to do now is weigh this dormouse to make sure

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he's heavy enough to hibernate.

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OK?

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Now, please remember, Hazel here is a trained professional.

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Putting any animal into a plastic bag is definitely not something

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you should do yourself.

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So, this dormouse weighs 37 grams.

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That's really heavy for a dormouse.

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Dormice are normally about 15 to 20 grams.

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So, he's ready to go into hibernation now.

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Mission accomplished!

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So, that's one dormouse nicely tucked into bed

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and ready to face the winter.

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And if I'm not mistaken, two boys who might be changing their minds

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when it comes to liking animals.

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But how will they get on when they've got to grab a goat?

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This is impossible!

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Meanwhile, in Lancashire, Abbie and Shannon are looking after Bozo here.

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No, not him - him!

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-I think he's really cute.

-Me too.

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So, without further ado, may we present the Dick and Dom

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three-step guide to ferret care?

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Step one, cleaning up your ferret's poo.

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Right, girls, the first thing we need to do,

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we need to empty his little tray and get rid of the papers.

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Do you want to grab the newspaper?

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Be careful, so you don't get yourself covered in poo.

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This is what we do with my cat.

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Funny you should say that, ferrets are often kept as pets

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and can be trained to do their poo in a cat's litter tray.

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Speaking of which, looks like that tray could do with being changed.

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Carry on, girls.

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If you want to take a full scoop, brilliant.

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If you want to pop that in the tray over there.

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Toilet task complete, step two, feeding your ferret.

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Grab yourself just one scoop with the blue scoop.

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Ferrets are carnivores

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so pet ferrets eat pet food like a dog or cat.

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Mm! Delicious, well, for a ferret anyway.

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Step three, making your ferret's bed.

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Right, now we need to check that his bedding is still clean.

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I'll need one of you to clean it out. Is it OK if you do that?

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I'll need the other one to hold him.

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Put your thumb behind his armpit.

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-Just one hand. You've got him?

-Yeah.

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Just swing his legs a bit. For some reason they enjoy that.

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Ferrets are domesticated versions of a wild animal called a polecat.

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They've been kept as pets since Roman times.

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Brilliant.

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Shannon, time to change that bedding.

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Have you found anything yet?

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There's one towel which is a bit dirty.

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Right, we'll pull that out.

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Thank you very much. Brilliant.

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And that concludes the Dick and Dom guide to ferret care.

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It may look simple but as with any animal,

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a lot of hard work goes into looking after these pongy pets.

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We've spent a little time in here with Bozo. What do you think of him?

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I think they're really cute animals and he's really friendly.

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After today, I think it's really nice to have a ferret

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and I'd have one as a pet.

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It's been a fantastic first time ferret experience for the girls.

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But will they manage to bath three beautiful blind puppies?

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First, it's time for Dom to help some particularly picky penguins

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pick out a treat.

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Right then, Dom, what do think these are?

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Penguins?

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Very good. Actually, I was looking for a little bit more detail.

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These are Humboldt penguins, also known as Peruvian penguins.

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-And where do you think they live in the wild?

-Peru.

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Chile.

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Actually in Peru next door as well

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but they actually live on this tiny strip of land

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here in South America.

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And here, of course.

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No, these are all part of a captive breeding programme.

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Hopefully, they'll be saved from extinction.

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Talking of survival,

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they are starving so go and feed them.

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Me go in there and do fish business?

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Yes.

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Yes, a penguin's preferred lunch is a fishy dish

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which they like to eat whole, head and all.

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1, 2, 3! Yabba!

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Come on, lads.

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Feed them then!

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I am a feeding them.

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Two have come in.

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They're all in. They're all in. Now start wanging them.

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Wanger! I'm a sprat wanger.

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I wang sprats.

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Look at this one.

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Oh, dear, it's got no head.

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Who likes fish with no heads?

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You? No!

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Dom, watch your fingers.

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Penguins have spikes on their tongues

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which helps them to catch their fish.

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See that, see that?

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I don't think he likes your hat.

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They're all having fun time party honk-honk.

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Honk! Honk! Honk!

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Humboldt penguins may look furry but like any bird,

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they're covered in feathers.

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Their feathers are very densely packed.

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Some types of penguin don't even get their skin wet

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when they go for a swim.

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Come on, Gonzo. Come on.

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Gonzo!

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KNOCKING

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Oi! Oi!

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-What do you want?

-I've come to tell you something.

-What?

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Did you know that the Humboldt penguins,

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they actually stay in couples, right?

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They can recognise each other even when there's thousands of them.

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Well, these penguins might be partnered up, but they're still

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hungry. Better get on with it.

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That's some fully fed-up penguins. Good work, fella.

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I think someone deserves a treat.

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Done it, I'm king of penguin.

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Well, since you did so well and passed the test,

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I've got you your favourite.

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Ooh! Oh, look at that! I love this!

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Nice?

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I've got a bone in my teeth.

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RETCHING

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At an animal sanctuary in Lancashire, best friends Abbie and Shannon

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are getting into the swing of this animal thing.

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It's dogs that Abbie is doubtful about and their

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next job is to look after some pups.

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Digby and Alice were born blind, while Jasper is partially-sighted.

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They were brought to Bleak Holt to get the care and attention they need.

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-Girls, it's time for a trip to the vet.

-Hi, guys.

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-The three blind puppies?

-Yes.

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-How are they all getting on?

-They're not doing too bad.

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I just thought we'd bring them in.

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Let's just have a look at their eyes. There we are.

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You can see that silvering that we've got in there.

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-See that in there?

-Yeah.

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That's what we call a cataract.

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It's a fibrous membrane that goes over the lens and prevents the light

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going through. That's what makes them blind.

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They were born with those and blind from being born.

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How do you think they will do in life, not being able to see much?

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Dogs tend to cope quite well when they're born blind, because their

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other senses develop quite rapidly.

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They'll use their sense of smell, which is very good and hearing.

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Generally, they'll cope very well.

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Vet's checks over, it's time for the girls to really get to know

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-their new-found four-legged friends.

-Look at this.

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-Stop eating my zip, missus!

-Abbie, How do you feel about dogs now?

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I absolutely love this one.

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Now everyone's nicely acquainted, it's time to get these

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lovely little pups into the bath. Lead on, Luke.

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If I show the girls how to do one puppy here, like this one,

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they can take theirs and do it. They will wriggle.

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You want to wet them down.

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Then, we take the doggy shampoo that we've got.

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-Do they enjoy this?

-At this age, as it's never happened

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to them before, they don't know what to expect, so, usually stay still.

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Once they've had their bath,

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we need to get them dried as quick as possible,

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because they do get cold.

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-Is it because they're so young?

-Yeah, at this age, they tend to

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-lose their body temperature really quickly.

-Wrap it up like a baby.

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-It is a baby.

-Yes.

-And first to pamper a pooch is Shannon.

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Whoopsie!

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-All right, Jasper.

-This is the shampoo.

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Rub it in, just like you do with your hair at home.

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you're doing a god job, Shannon. Get right in those feet.

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Clean as clean can be.

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It's all right. She's done a good job on you, hasn't she?

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Next up is Abbie.

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So just steady her in one hand, get some water and just wet her down.

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Give her a good rub, Abbie, rub it all in.

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It's really, really fun doing this.

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It's really funny when she jumps out.

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I'll tell you what, you're a dab hand. She's good.

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So what does the future hold for these three puppies?

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The future's very good, now that they're here,

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because we can spend time finding the ideal home.

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And they should live nice, normal lives.

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-There should be no problems, really.

-This has turned into a real treat.

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While Shannon is a dog lover, Abbie really didn't like dogs until today.

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And just look at her now, she's doing a fantastic job with Alice.

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Good one, girls.

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But the question is, Abbie, will you come and see a big dog?

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Erm, I think I'll be OK, as long as it's not too big or giddy,

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-like, sort of, thing.

-Are you sure?

-Yeah.

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-We've got her, Shannon.

-Yes, Abbie is well on her way

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to developing a passion for pooches.

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But will she be able to deal with frisky Finius

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and help him to find a new home?

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-Good boy.

-Very good.

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Back at the British Wildlife Centre in Kent,

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sports-mad Nelson and Dillon have been finding out that

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-animals can be fun, too. Karen.

-Hiya.

-How are you, all right?

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-Yep.

-Good. The boys have been working hard, so far,

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-at the Trust. You've had good fun, haven't you?

-Yes.

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Time for something a bit more challenging. What can they do next?

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-Next, we're going to trim some goats' hooves.

-Whoa!

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-I bet you've never done that before.

-No!

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I would be surprised if you had.

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Does this involve catching the goats?

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-Yes, we've got to catch them.

-How do you feel about that?

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Erm, nervous.

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So, catch the goats and trim their hooves!

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These pygmy goats are a small domestic breed,

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originally from West Africa.

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They're a lot smaller than your average farmyard goat

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and much friendlier, too, which is why they're often kept as pets.

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Let's do this.

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So, time to catch us some goats.

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But these supposedly sociable animals don't seem to

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want to make friends with us today.

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Oh, no, it's all gone a bit wrong.

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This is impossible!

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Thankfully, this breed of goat isn't aggressive,

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so the boys are perfectly safe.

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Yeah! Eat that!

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But please don't try any goat herding yourselves.

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-Yeah! Close the door!

-We did it!

-We did it! Yes!

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-Well done, lads, well done.

-Yeah!

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Right, that's enough messing around, boys. It's time to do some clipping.

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Come round and Paul will show you what you're doing.

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That slips underneath there, look,

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and cuts all the way down through there. See what I'm doing?

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So it's like cutting nails.

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That's exactly what it is, cutting nails.

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In fact, goats' hooves are made of keratin,

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which is the same stuff that human nails are made of.

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So, just like toenails, they need trimming.

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You just need a much bigger pair of clippers.

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What's the lifespan of a goat?

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About 12 to 15 years.

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The better you look after it, the longer it will live.

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-How old is this one at the moment?

-She's four?

-Four.

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-Do you want to have a go?

-Er...!

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If this goat's hooves weren't regularly trimmed,

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they'd get so overgrown, it would find it painful to walk,

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so the boys are doing an essential job here, just don't try

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-doing this on your pets.

-It's your turn.

-Oh!

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It's hard work, but the lads are doing fantastic

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and maybe, just maybe, getting to grips with this goat is helping them

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realise that not all animals are annoying, after all.

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OK, we're ready to let her go.

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There we go.

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Now, that is one perfectly pedicured pet. And for Dillon and Nelson,

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it's another amazing animal experience in the bag.

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But that's not all. Will the boys manage to catch some

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-red squirrels in need of a new home?

-Oh!!

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But first, it's time to meet a salamander that refuses to grow up.

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You're a big baby, that's all you are.

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Why are you offending it?

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-Ah, well, this is an axolotl.

-I'm glad you said that.

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Yes, it's a Mexican amphibian, much like a frog or a newt.

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And they are big babies.

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'Yes, unbelievably, an axolotl stays in its immature form for its entire

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'life - a bit like a frog never changing from being a tadpole.'

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-What do they eat?

-Well, each other, sometimes, yes.

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Imagine if you and I were axolotls, I would eat your leg, for example,

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-but you would just simply grow another one.

-Lovely(!)

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'Yes, axolotls have amazing powers of healing and can grow back

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'body bits, should they get chopped off.'

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Hu-ya! Lunch?

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Mmm, don't mind if I do. With the, erm... And the, er...

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..and a bit of the old...

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Best buddies Shannon and dog doubter Abbie

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are spending a day behind the scenes at an animal sanctuary.

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Abbie loved the petite pups, but big and bouncy Finius

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is a different type of dog together.

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He's a Rhodesian Ridgeback, who was found wandering the streets

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and was brought here to be looked after.

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He's harmless but he is a bit excitable.

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This big dog may not be Abbie's cup of tea.

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-No!

-Wrong!

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-See, big dogs aren't too bad, are they?

-This one isn't.

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OK, then, Abbie's reaction is nothing short of remarkable.

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It's a total turnaround and Abbie even wants to help

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when it comes to training Finius.

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-Hi, girls, how are you feeling?

-OK.

-A bit nervous.

-A bit nervous.

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We're going to do a food test, to make sure that Finius

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doesn't guard his food. It's a very important safety check.

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So whilst he's eating, I'd like you to put the fake hand in the bowl

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and stir it around a little bit.

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-Is that OK?

-Yes.

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It's important that Finius learns to calm down, if he's going to have

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any chance of getting a new home.

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This is a massive moment for Abbie and Finius.

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Turn the hand, so you've got the palm near his nose.

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The hand test will show everyone that Finius is ready

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for a new home. Abbie has realised it's not just the size

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of the dog that matters, but how well-trained it is.

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-Good boy.

-Very good.

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And for Shannon, it's something she never thought she'd see.

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Her best friend seems to have beaten her fear of dogs.

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With Abbie's help, Finius has successfully earned his doggy

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diploma and, after years of dissing dogs, Abbie's canine concerns

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look to be a thing of the past.

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But before Abbie leaves, there's one last thing she wants to do.

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Abbie, you may remember at the beginning of the show,

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I asked you what you'd feel like about

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walking down past these big dogs and you said...

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I would absolutely hate it.

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So I'll ask the same question now - how would you feel

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-about walking past the big dogs in the cages here?

-I wouldn't mind.

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-Are you going to do it?

-Yes!

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Please be my guest.

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Come on through. Look at this!

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-She's doing it.

-I like that one.

-You like that one...?

-Yeah.

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Yes, with the right training, big dogs can be big softies.

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What about these giddy ones up here?

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That one's quite cute.

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Hello... Hello.

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Look at that now. When she arrived here this morning, Abbie

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was so scared of big dogs, wouldn't go near them. We've transformed her.

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She now is talking to the big dog in the cage.

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Would you believe it? Job well done, I say.

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Back in the British Wildlife Centre,

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sports-mad Nelson and Dillon are finding out animals aren't so bad.

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Welcome to our red squirrels.

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We've got a great job you can help with.

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We need to move these red squirrels to a new enclosure,

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so we're going to have to capture them up first.

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Now, it might sound easy, but it's a lot harder than you'd think.

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Red squirrels have been living in Britain for the last 10,000 years,

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but the introduction of their cousins, the grey squirrels,

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has caused them chaos.

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Even scientists don't know why greys are pushing the reds out.

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It could be that they're eating their food, spreading germs

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or just scaring them off.

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The last thing anyone wants

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is to see this beautiful species disappear.

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Here, they're breeding the reds, so that they can be released

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into the wild in areas where the greys don't live.

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Nelson, Dillon, are you ready to help

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capture these fantastic little creatures?

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-Yes.

-Let's go for it.

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To catch a squirrel, the boys just need to coax them

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into these wooden boxes and then slide the door closed.

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It looks simple enough to me, but this furry fellow might have

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something to say about that.

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Other side, Dillon.

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It's gone in that box.

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Let's go and do it now. Quick.

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-Yes!

-Nice one, boys!

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One down and two still to catch.

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Oh, and anything you can do, I can do better - probably.

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-All the time in the world!

-Just because you've already got one.

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Or actually, perhaps not.

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Oi!

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-Wait a minute, wait a minute!

-It's going in, don't do anything!

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-He's in.

-It's looking good! It's looking good!

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Oh!!

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But a last-minute change of mind from squirrel number two

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has denied me a catch and, in all the commotion,

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we've actually lost sight of squirrel number three.

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-So, on the off-chance, Peter checks one of the boxes.

-It's there.

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With very little help from yours truly, we now have two

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red squirrels ready to be released into their brand new enclosure.

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OK, you guys were responsible for catching

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these little slippery tuckers.

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-I wasn't very good, was I?

-No!

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So this is all for you for to do. Are they able to open the boxes?

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Right, let's bring it over here.

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Hopefully, it will be easier to get the squirrels out

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than it was getting them in. So, time to lift the lid

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-on box number one.

-There he is.

-There he is.

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-Oh!

-And off he goes! So it's over to box number two.

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-Whey!

-That was like Superman.

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Great, how does that feel?

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-Pretty good?

-Yeah.

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Dillon and Nelson have done it and these two bright-eyed, bushy-tailed

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squirrels will now live here happily until they're big and strong enough

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to be released into the wild.

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Well, guys, you've been part of the process of getting red squirrels

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-back into Britain. Have you enjoyed today?

-Yeah.

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Well done, you've been absolutely brilliant help.

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If you want a job in a few years' time, give us a buzz.

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Nelson and Dillon grab a goat that needs a pedicure, play hide and seek with some endangered red squirrels and tuck in a dozy dormouse for his winter snooze. Abbie and Shannon sort out some mucky mutts, face a filthy ferret and learn to love dippy dogs. Plus Dom turns waiter and rustles up a fishy dish for some particularly picky penguins.


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