Episode 18 Dick 'N' Dom Go Wild


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Wildlife show. Jack and Thomas help a greyhound with a sore tail, while Jake and Cameron look after a poorly bat.


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This show features professionals working with dangerous animals.

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Yes, quite right. So do not, repeat, DO NOT try any of this at home.

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No, no, no.

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MOO!

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Did you know that now, right now,

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there's people all around the country who are working their socks off

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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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We did it!

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-He's beating me!

-DONKEY BRAYS

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On today's show...

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Jack and Thomas get down to business helping a big dog with a wee problem.

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-It's green.

-Pretty disgusting.

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Jake and Cameron eye up a bat in real need of a feed.

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Ah.

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And Dick helps getting-better otters become a little wetter.

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OTTER SQUEAKS No, it's not that bad. In you go.

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It's tough and dirty work.

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But somebody's got to do it.

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THEY SCREAM

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I'm in the North East visiting a vet.

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They deal with poorly pets and fix up wounded wildlife.

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Week in, week out, they deal with a beastly menagerie,

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none more so than this terrible twosome.

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This is Jack and Thomas,

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two mates jumping at the chance to meet some animals.

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Yes, what these two cool cats think would be really magic

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is to have a pet of their own.

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Alakazam!

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But their homes are empty of animals.

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I have never had a pet and it's just the usual excuse

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like who's going to look after it when we're all out?

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Over here! Here, come on. Good boy.

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'I don't have any pets'

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because my mum's allergic to animal fur, basically,

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and my dad won't let me have any reptiles.

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Yes, it's hard graft looking after animals.

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Any jobs you're not bowled over by?

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I would not clean up poo.

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Depends what animal we're talking about!

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Mmm. Can't promise no poo.

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But we have lined up a magical day for this passionate pet pair,

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at a seriously busy vets in County Durham.

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A-ha! Double trouble, Tom, Jack.

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-Jack, Tom, how are you doing?

-All right.

-Good.

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Have you got experience looking after animals?

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-None at all.

-How would you feel about cleaning up some doo-doos?

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-I'd not like it at all.

-No?

-No.

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What about if you saw an animal being operated on?

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-Probably not.

-No.

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Come on, you'll love it after today. In we go.

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-You must be Diane.

-I am.

-This is Jack and Tom.

-Hi, lads.

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They have no experience of looking after pets or animals.

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They don't want to clean up any mess,

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they don't want to see any operations.

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-Will they be OK at the vets?

-You're in a good place

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because this morning you'll be cleaning poop.

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-Is that OK?

-Yes.

-All right, boys, enjoy. See you in a bit.

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'I'm not sure if they quite know what they're walking into,

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'but these lads are plainly up for anything.'

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Right, boys, this is the kennel room,

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and these lovely, delightful cats need cleaning out.

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I'm thinking it's going to get pretty icky in there,

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so on with full body protection and then on with the show.

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But how will Jack and Thomas do with cats' doo-doo later.

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First, let's see what Dom's team are getting up to in Buckinghamshire.

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Welcome to St Tiggywinkles. If you have a badger

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with a bruised bum, a squirrel with a squashed toe,

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then this is the place to bring it.

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Here at Tiggywinkles,

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they look after more than 10,000 injured animals every year.

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With all that animal action, I bet they could do with some extra help.

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Meet Jake and Cameron, two mates who are on top of their game.

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So I bet you love British beasts, Jake.

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Tigers are in Africa.

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What have we got? We've got a snail.

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Mmm. Right, come on, Cameron, do you love all creatures great and small?

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I think animals are... Whoa!

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We'll take that as a no! So wildlife doesn't wow them

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and we're sending them to a... well, a busy animal hospital.

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Right, time to take a walk on the wild side, boys.

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-Hi.

-Hello, lads, how are you doing?

-Fine, thank you.

-Cameron, yes? Jake?

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Don't tell me, you guys LOVE wildlife, yes?

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-You adore anything with feathers and fur, right?

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-No.

-This is the place to come to change your mind about wildlife.

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It is incredible here,

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absolutely amazing, you'll love it. This is Les.

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The first job you've got is here to meet the animals that come in.

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This is the most important job

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and you'd be surprised how many animals come in here.

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-You're really going to be busy. Looking forward to that?

-Mm.

-OK.

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-You've got a job to do, mate.

-I'll change their minds.

-Good luck.

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-Come on, Cameron, in you go.

-See you later.

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This animal hospital is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

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Anything can and does happen.

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-WIND WHISTLES

-How's it going, boys?

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-Oh, a bit quiet then?

-DOM WHISTLES A TUNE

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-# Dum de dum... #

-DOM CLEARS HIS THROAT

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Ah, action! Our pair have their first patient.

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-What kind of animal is it?

-A bat.

-It's a bat.

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And what is the circumstances of rescue?

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I found it in the garden. I think my cat had it.

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What have we got here then? I spy a broken bat.

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-Time to call in the professionals.

-Liz?

-Liz?

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Things are getting busier for the boys,

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but will they be able to get the bat better later?

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Back in County Durham, two best mates who want pets

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are in a bit of a mess cleaning out cat cages.

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All right, guys?

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So we're going to take the cats out,

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put them into a clean bed over here, and then it's your turn

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because you've got a nice load of poop to clean up.

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-Is that all right?

-Hmm...

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-It smells weird, that.

-Urgh, it smells like...

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It smells just what it's been laid on - cat.

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What's up, Jack, cat's got your tongue?

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Right, who's volunteering for the first one?

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I'll take the collar.

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Right, bend down, grab the litter tray, there.

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-All right, and over into the bin in the corner.

-It does not smell nice.

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Not sure cat poo ever does smell nice! Do your best, old chap.

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That's fine, into the sink.

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A quick wash, and that's one clean kitty tray done.

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Are you enjoying this? Cos you're next.

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-Right, over to Rita. Are you ready?

-Yeah.

-In we go.

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She's looking at it already, ready for a poo.

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OK, Jack, your turn.

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Whoa, the great escape! What's that cat in such a rush to get away from?

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There's lots of food there! You know what that means?

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-Yeah.

-There'll be lots of poo.

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Smells horrible.

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-It stinks!

-It stinks, does it?

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I wonder what it's like for the cat?

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Yes, a stinker of a job, but look at that shine.

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Right, I think you've done a good job there. Excellent.

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Phew, let's hope they're still positive about pets.

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How will the lads do when they assist in a doggy operation later?

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Can you hear "lub-dub lub-dub lub-dub"?

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Yeah, definitely.

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Jake and Cameron are on reception at the animal hospital

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in Buckinghamshire.

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They've got an injured bat in a box. Think they need help with this!

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-What have you got?

-A bat.

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-Right.

-Seems to be a baby bat.

-Found on... Found on a lawn.

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-Oh, right. Yeah, no, it's not a baby, it's a full-grown bat.

-Really?

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Yeah, it's a full-grown... I'll show him to you.

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This is a pipistrelle,

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it's our smallest bat in this country.

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See his teeth? He's got loads of teeth

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and he'll bite you if he wants to.

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Actually, he's damaged his wing.

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So let's tuck him in, then we'll get him down to the nurses to sort out.

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Bats can carry some nasty diseases

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so if you ever see one that is injured, don't touch it!

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Ask an adult to call your nearest animal rescue centre instead.

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We've got a bat here. It was found on a lawn. It's been in an accident.

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-OK.

-What will you do with the bat?

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I'll give him something to eat because he'll be quite hungry.

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I can see he's got a break,

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so we're going to have to get him to see the vet,

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who'll be able to fix his wing.

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-What food will you give him?

-Some waxworms.

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I'll just hold them up and he'll chomp.

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-A quick bit of grub to get his strength up...

-He likes them.

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Oh, I can't watch that. That's just disgusting!

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..and the bat can go see the doctor

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while the boys head back to reception for their next patient.

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-Hello.

-Hello. What animal have you got?

-I've got a hedgehog.

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It's awake in the day, which I don't think it should be

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and it was wandering around looking lost.

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Hedgehogs are mainly nocturnal animals

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and should be snoozing most of the day.

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If you find one awake it might need help,

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but don't pick it up, let an adult know.

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-He seems awake and he seems quite active.

-Yeah, he's awake.

-He is.

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Breathing properly too.

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-We've got a hedgehog.

-What's wrong with it?

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It's been awake all through the day.

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It's only a little one.

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I'll just unroll him so we can check he's OK.

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He's got all his legs, which is good.

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It's just a youngster that's not coping without Mum.

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-Will he be all right?

-I think he'll be fine,

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he just needs to put some weight on,

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cos he's a little bit skinny.

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We'll build him up so that he's ready to go for release.

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-Boys, boys, boys! How's it been? All good?

-Yep.

-Good stuff.

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What have you done and learned by being behind the reception desk?

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We've learned how to look after animals.

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Good. And what animals have you brought in today?

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A hedgehog and a bat.

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A full morning then? Which was the weirdest thing you had to help with?

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The bat because we had to feed it waxworms.

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Can I ask a question? You were hesitant when you first came here,

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you really didn't have any interest.

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-Are you starting to find it more interesting?

-Yeah.

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Good. Are you up for doing more?

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-Yeah.

-Nice one! Let's go and do some more.

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But how will the boys get on when they have to rustle up

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treats for things that go tweet?

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It's dried insects that have been crushed up.

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Urgh, I don't believe I'm touching that!

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First, it's time for Dick to get a bit OTTER under the collar.

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Today's it's Dick's turn to help wobbly wildlife.

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Noah and Ark are both orphans

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and unlike most wild otters, are very friendly.

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-Very, very friendly.

-Argh!

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DOM LAUGHS

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These have been hand-reared by humans,

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but leave this hand-rearing business to the experts,

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if you want to hang on to your fingers, that is.

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Right, we're going to fill this up and we'll go for swimmies.

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Otters are taught to swim by their mum at around two months old.

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Sometimes they are so reluctant she has to push them in.

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Today, Dick's playing Mum to Ark. Go on, go catch an otter!

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Get the big one first, the big bitey one.

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-No, baby first.

-No, big bitey one.

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DICK GIGGLES

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He's gone behind there!

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Stop looking at me like that and get round here. Come on, Noah.

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-That's it, up there. Good boy!

-OK, mate, hold it!

-Come here!

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Aren't you beautiful?

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Get off!

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-Well done. I think...

-THEY LAUGH

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This is what you're supposed to do -

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shake it up and down like a baby. Right, bath time.

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Here we go. Shall I put him down the slide?

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-Yeah.

-And 1, 2, 3... Go for it!

-Aw!

-Good lad! He's in.

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Oh, come on, Dick, Noah's an old hand at this.

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You need to show little Ark how much fun it is

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to be an otter splashing around in the water.

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What are you looking at? Your turn! Come on, then.

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Right, this one, Ark, hasn't actually been in the bath before.

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This is the first time and I have the pleasure of doing it.

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It's your first swim.

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1, 2...

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3. Straight out!

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Oh, great... Loved that, mate, well done(!)

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This is where you're supposed to be - in the water.

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DOM LAUGHS

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Third time lucky, here we go. Come on.

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It's not that bad.

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Look, Noah's in there. What? ARK SQUEAKS

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No, it's not that bad. In you go.

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That's it, look. If you just hold her there for a bit.

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And she's starting to enjoy it, look.

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She's calming down. There we go.

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1, 2, 3. Yes. Check it out!

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That's brilliant.

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She just might be starting to like it.

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Oh, you...

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You're not supposed to point it at me!

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And there we are.

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My work is complete. That's how to bathe an otter.

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Well done. And now, playtime.

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Otter!

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These lovely creatures love a bit of a laugh.

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They're one of the few animals

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that continue to play as grown-ups.

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A bit like humans.

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Get off! Dom, I've got an otter on my head.

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Get me... Argh!

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My ears! Get the...

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All that playing uses up lots of energy.

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Otters have to eat around 15% of their body weight every day -

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the same as you a lot eating about six loaves of bread.

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It's a shame that my friend Dominic Wood

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couldn't be involved in the otter test today,

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cos Noah and Ark were very placid, lovely creatures to work with,

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very nice and very soft and gentle.

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'Back in County Durham, Jack and Thomas

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'have been called into the operating theatre.

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'Blue the greyhound has had a nasty bite to her tail from another dog.

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'It's really sore and infected,

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'so poor Blue needs the bad bit removed.' All right, boys?

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-How are you feeling about this?

-All right.

-Good.

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First, Blue needs an anaesthetic. How long does it take to kick in?

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Pretty quick, this stuff. She'll just gradually go off to sleep.

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-She's going.

-Her legs are going. She's gone.

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And Jack and Thomas have a very important job to do.

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They have to make sure Blue is OK throughout the operation

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-by monitoring her heartbeat.

-Tell me what you can hear.

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-Can you hear "lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub"?

-Yeah.

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Yep, definitely.

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HEART BEATS

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-I can hear the heart and the breathing.

-Good man.

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-Eugh! Smells horrible.

-Does it?

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Oh, it stinks!

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First, the area where Jason is going to operate is shaved.

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Then Jack steps in to give it a good scrub.

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-We're going to concentrate on here.

-Yeah.

-That's lovely.

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And underneath it. This is going to go all the way around.

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Everything prepped, time for Jason to start the surgery to help Blue.

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Here's the tools, boys. Knives, scalpels...

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It's only a quick operation

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and will stop the infection spreading further up her tail.

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-Ooh!

-Ooh!

-Ooh, we're in.

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-That's not very nice, that.

-Sick.

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No. It'll make the dog feel a lot better, though.

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-I can see the muscle.

-Do you see the bone or the muscle or whatever?

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I can actually see it right there.

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-That's one of the grossest things I've ever seen so far.

-In real life.

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Yeah?

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Right, this is the unpleasant bit.

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What, you're cutting it off now?

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-Ooh...

-He's sawing through.

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-Almost there. Oh!

-Oh, what was that?

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'It won't be long before Blue is wagging her tail again.

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'Thankfully, without the painful bit.'

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So, boys, that's the last stitch.

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-OK.

-All done. How do you feel about that? Enjoy it?

-Er, yeah.

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-You don't get that every day.

-You don't. It's very true.

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'And three hours later, Blue is recovering well.

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'As soon as she comes round she'll be off home.

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'Good work, chaps!'

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-Ah!

-Ah!

-Your tail!

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-Ah, poor thing.

-Ah, dear.

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'But how will the boys do

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'when they have to help a very big dog go for a little wee?'

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-Where is it?

-That's it. That'll do.

-Pretty disgusting!

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'Jake and Cameron couldn't give a HOOT about wildlife.

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'Maybe they'll think differently

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'after feeding birds who are down in the dumps

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'at an animal hospital in Buckinghamshire.'

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Right, first thing we're going to do

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is we're going to make some bird glop to feed our baby birds.

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It looks like cowpat, smells like cowpat, but they seem to like it.

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'Looks and smells like cowpat? How could you resist, boys?

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'There are hundreds of orphaned birds, so it's an essential job.

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'Do you have baby birds coming round for supper this week?

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'Have we got a recipe for you!

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-FRENCH ACCENT: 'Take one healthy measure of dog food.'

-It's sick.

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'Season well with our secret ingredient...'

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What do you think that is?

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-Erm, bird poo?

-Nope.

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It's dried insects that have been crushed up.

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Urgh! I don't believe I'm touching that!

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'Mm - ground-down insects, yummy!'

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-It stinks.

-Yep.

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'Add a big splash of water...

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'to really make it slurpy.

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'Simply give it a quick whizz...'

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Urgh!

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-Sniff it.

-No.

-Just sniff it, Jake.

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'Mm, savour those aromas!

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'And serve. Delightful.'

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NORMAL VOICE: 'Please don't make your own bird glop at home.

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'Blenders can bite.

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'This stuff may look pretty gross

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'but it contains everything a growing bird needs.

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'Good glop job, boys.'

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We've got some blackbirds over there that are starving.

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I think you should have a go at feeding them.

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-Whoa!

-Brilliant.

-He's hungry.

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'Main course sorted,

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'let's hope dessert is a whole lot more appetising.

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'OK...worms, maggots, insects.'

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OK, we've got more hungry birds.

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These guys like something more gross than glop.

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-Pick up that box of waxworms. They really like those.

-Urgh!

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-There's one climbing your hand.

-Uh! Uh! Uh! That's so not funny!

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'Is it me or are these two beginning to actually enjoy themselves?

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'Yes, it seems Jake and Cameron

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'may well be developing a crush on creatures.

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'But how will the boys fare when they set free a red kite

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'into the big wide world?'

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-OK, ready?

-Yep.

-Yep.

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Three, two, one...

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'But first it's time for a whiffy treat.'

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Oh, what's that?

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Mm. Ah, well, I thought we'd go really, really wild

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and act like badgers.

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Eau de what? It stinks horrible. What is it?

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Eau de Dom. I should be rubbing my bum against you like this,

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but it's all compacted in a bottle.

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Eau de Dom, because you deserve to smell like the largest

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land carnivore in Britain after it's been living in a muddy hole.

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Only eleventeen pounds twelvety. Because you like it.

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Stop it!

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All right! OK! Every badger

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has their own individual smell and they use it to communicate.

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Their smell is hundreds of times better than a human being's

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and they can use it to make friends, warn off enemies and to find food.

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I don't need your smelly smell to see you coming.

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I can see that a mile off.

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So stop badgering me.

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Back in County Durham,

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there's just one last job for Jack and Thomas...and it's a biggie.

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Whoa!

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Hang on, is that a dog or a horse?

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Hello.

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Big dog.

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Right, boys, I've got a job for you. We need a urine sample off this dog.

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Ralph the Great Dane, has been having difficulty going to the loo

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and he's had a bit of blood in his wee.

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Jason is worried he's suffering a bit.

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It's had blood in its urine

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and we need to check all that blood's cleared now.

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How do we get the dog to actually urinate?

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You go over to that post,

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which is the famous post, and he will perform.

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Right, let's see if he'll do it.

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The pee post is a popular stop-off point

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for passing dogs who need a piddle.

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You'll have to be a bit more patient than that, I think.

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Oh, dear. Looks like Ralph might be a bit camera-shy.

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I hope he doesn't splash all over your arm.

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Come on, Ralph! We only need a bit of wee.

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-Catch it, quick!

-Where is it?

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That's it. That'll do. That'll do! You don't need a gallon!

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Way-hey! Good boy, Ralphie.

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Boys, why have you been taking a urine sample?

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It's just to check the dog, if he's got any blood in it

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because last time it did and now it just looks green.

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Pretty disgusting!

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What do you think of my vet's assistants?

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-Excellent, excellent.

-Thank you.

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First time, very good.

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Boys, best go to the lab and get it tested.

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We'll be back with news in a bit.

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Hopefully good ones.

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We can't see any blood, but to be on the safe side,

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it's back to the lab with the wee sample to do some tests.

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Hi, Diane. The boys have something for you.

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Hi. Oh, lovely. There's enough there!

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I've got some more here.

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Lovely. On your glove.

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Better than on his hand.

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The boys help check there are no tiny stones in Ralph's wee

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that might have been causing the blood.

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Right, what we're going to do

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is put both the samples into this centrifuge

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-and you'll hear it to go off.

-MACHINE WHIRRS

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So why is it dangerous if a dog's got these little stones in its urine?

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The stones accumulate together so they sort of lock on to each other

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and they can make a big stone. I've seen huge stones come out of dogs.

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Ouch.

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It is pretty painful, yeah.

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The stones would be invisible to the human eye but after a splash of dye,

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the samples are ready to look at under the microscope.

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Right, have a look in there.

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What would they be looking for?

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We're looking specifically, at the moment, for crystals,

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which look like little bars of gold.

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Just debris you can see there, it's nothing much to worry about.

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-There's no blood and no stones.

-Does that mean we're all clear?

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-Ralph's all clear, yeah.

-Good, good.

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Looks like he's on the mend.

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Best go and tell Ralph and Trevor. Thanks, Diane.

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-You're welcome. See you later, lads.

-Thanks, bye.

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Lovely. The big dog with a wee problem has got the all-clear,

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so there's just time for the boys

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to go and give Ralph and Trevor the results.

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Ah, Ralphie boy. Trevor, we've got the news for you. Jack?

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Well, the urine seems to be clear with no blood.

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-Excellent.

-And there's no stones in his urine either.

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-That's great news. Thank you very much.

-You're welcome.

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Sorted. Well done lads, you've been WEE-lly good veterinary volunteers.

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Over in Buckinghamshire, Jake and Cameron

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are coming round to the idea

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that animals aren't so bad after all.

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But what will the boys think

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when they get to meet a great big beastie?

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-Hi there, Les. Hello, boys. How's it going? All right?

-Yup.

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Good. Now, Jake, what are you going to do?

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Les is about to go in there and catch a red kite for us to release.

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-You're going to release it into the wild? Excited?

-Yes.

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I've got a feeling that these guys can't go in there.

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-Is that right?

-No, they're a bit too dangerous.

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All right, so you two and me, we're all going to stay here...

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No, you're coming in.

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There's no problem, I'm not scared. Why would I be scared of red kites?

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They're only one of the biggest birds of prey in the UK...

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These red kites are getting ready for release

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after recovering from illness and injury.

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We've got to check which ones are strong enough to fly free today.

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These amazing birds of prey were virtually extinct in the UK

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after centuries of people killing them.

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Thankfully, these creatures have clawed their way back from the brink

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after lots have been re-released into the wild.

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So what's the drill now, Les?

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I want to catch the one that can fly the best

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and then we'll take them out and release them.

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I've got to find out which one's flying best in here first,

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-just to make sure.

-Test them out?

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Hold on to that a sec for us. Ta.

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Come on, fly, somebody.

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Go on, you look good.

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They get quite big.

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Don't they!

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Are you going to fly? Wings look all right.

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I just want to see if it can fly, so I'll let it go over there.

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Go on, off you go. Go!

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I think it flies really well.

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Beautiful!

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There she is.

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We've got to catch her in the net if she comes over.

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-Do you trust me to do that?

-Go on then.

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-Do you reckon?

-You can try.

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-Oh, no.

-I'll stand behind.

-All right.

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Good luck!

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-Thanks.

-Go from the front.

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That's brilliant. Bring it down on the floor. That's it. Lovely stuff.

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Wow.

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Well done!

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Well done! So there she is.

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-Do you want to hold her?

-Why not?

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Put your arms around her. Just get hold of those legs,

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because they're the ones... See those talons?

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-Got them.

-That's it.

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What a beautiful animal. Look at that. Isn't she gorgeous?

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Aren't they the best birds in the world? I think they are.

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Absolutely beautiful.

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They're the ones that you see on the motorway all the time,

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flying above the cars and they look glorious then,

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but up close they're even more beautiful.

0:25:420:25:45

We're so lucky they come through here.

0:25:450:25:47

-Do you want to see it up close?

-Yeah.

0:25:470:25:49

Go on then, look at that. Isn't she lovely?

0:25:490:25:52

-Yeah.

-Wow.

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Imagine getting your fingers in that beak, hey?

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They're docile when you handle them, not putting up much of a fight.

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They tend to play dead. Red kites play dead.

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You think they've had it or they're very ill,

0:26:020:26:05

but that's the way they behave.

0:26:050:26:07

Every now and again you get one that won't so you have to be very careful.

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Sure. Well, you seem like a softie to me.

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Let's let softie fly away.

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Well, what a privilege!

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We're going to help this big bird get back to where it really belongs.

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Let's hope its mates will be joining him soon.

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-What's the next step?

-We'll just go over this bit of open ground,

0:26:240:26:28

there's plenty of wind, plenty of runway,

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and just gently lob him into the air.

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This is the worst bit. You've got to hope they fly away.

0:26:340:26:39

So that's the best thing.

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-OK. Do you think we should give a count down from three to zero?

-Yes.

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And then we'll release this birdie back into the wild.

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-OK, ready?

-Yes.

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Three, two, one, zero.

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There we go! Beautiful.

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Wow! Look at that flight!

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Well, there we go. Guys, with your help,

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-we let a kite back into the wild. How does that feel?

-Brilliant.

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-And have you had a good day?

-Yup.

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I've got to say, when we turned up, you guys were less than interested.

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We were a little bit worried about you to begin with.

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-Now marks out of ten. How do you feel about British wildlife?

-Nine.

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-Ten.

-Ten? Brilliant, nice one, guys.

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Lovely to work with you. Les, well done.

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Great day and I think you've converted the pair here.

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They've been good, haven't they?

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