Wildlife show. Mya and Sophie head out on the ocean waves on a shark-saving adventure, and Dick is feeling gruff as he tries to bath some billy goats.
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Listen up. This show features highly skilled professionals
working with potentially dangerous and unpredictable animals.
So do not, I repeat do not try this at home.
Did you know that right now there's people all around the country
who are working their socks off to help wounded wildlife
and poorly pets?
And we've managed to get VIP passes for some willing helpers
who are going to get stuck in at the busiest vets,
wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres.
On today's show:
Mya and Sophie sail the ocean waves
on a mission to help Britain's rarest fish, but what will they make of the sea monster?
It's soft, but like all bumpy. It's so weird.
Robert and Rebecca get tails wagging at a dog-rescue centre,
but can they calm down dippy dog Doughnut?
And Dick is the only one feeling gruff about bath time.
-Don't forget the beardy weardy.
-Will he get the billy goat gleaming?
It's tough and dirty work,
-but someone's got to do it.
First, we're in Oban on the west coast of Scotland.
We'll be heading out on the ocean waves searching for sharks.
I've got two sea mates to give this salty old dog a hand.
Arr, me hearties!
Meet dreamer Mya.
She'd love a life on the ocean waves.
Though her friend Sophie helps keep her feet on the ground.
And what these girls desire is to disappear on an exotic adventure
to meet strange creatures that live in the deep.
If I lived in Australia, I'd go swimming every day in the sea,
cos there's loads of tropical things like all the fish,
all the coral, and it's just beautiful.
I want to be in Australia, they'd make me shipwrecked
then I could dive in and explore all the sharks and stuff
and that would be a really good thing to do.
Get ready, girls, cos we're taking you on an awesome aqua adventure
to show you that British waters, and fish,
are far from boring. Ah, the ocean!
It's like a big blue wet thing.
Ladies, hi. Sophie, Mya, how you doing? Good to meet you girls.
-You both live by the sea?
-We don't know much about it.
-Never been in there?
-Never explored it?
Well, raise the anchor, splice the main brace
and don't forget your rollocks, cos we're off on a maritime adventure.
-OK, let's go!
-Let's go indeed!
Mya and Sophie have an unforgettable day ahead of them
and it all starts here at our base,
the Scottish Sealife Sanctuary. Conservationist extraordinaire
Lyndsey Crawford will be leading the way.
And first, an introduction to the animals we're helping today.
-This is Sophie and Mya.
-Hi. How are you doing?
What will they be doing first?
Right. Well, welcome to my shark tank.
Hiding at the bottom of this tank
are lots of shark eggs, but they're under threat from the adult sharks
who could scoff them before they hatch. Mmm, tasty!
The girls need to fish them out so they can be moved to a safe place.
-Are we going to be in with the sharks?
One thing is these sharks haven't been fed yet.
They're very, very hungry.
Can we feed them before we go in?
Don't worry, girls, these sharks are absolutely harmless.
Out of the hundreds of different species of sharks,
only three species occasionally attack humans,
and then only by mistake. I feel like a seal.
-I feel like a penguin.
-'The most dangerous thing we'll face'
'is the chilly water'
so don't climb into any aquarium tank you visit.
Thankfully, our dry suits will keep us toasty and warm.
-OK, guys, we're ready. Dick, you're in first.
These are the first steps on the girls' amazing shark adventure.
'It's straight in at the deep end, but nothing to be frightened of.'
There's a shark there, by the way,
and there. Oh, and there.
We might be afraid of sharks, but they have more reason to fear us.
Sharks are one of the most hunted animals on the planet.
If we're not careful, we could fish these creatures out of existence,
which is why it's important the girls get the eggs out of the water
and into a separate tank where the baby sharks can grow up safely.
How are you feeling, Mya?
A bit scared, because there's a shark.
-Coming right towards you.
Come on, Sophie, you can't stand there laughing.
-That's it, OK.
-Nearly stood on me.
-It's your first encounter.
Oh, my God!
We've made it into the pool. Time to get those eggs out.
These sharks lay them inside little packets called mermaids' purses.
With our help, they should be safely hatched in around nine months' time.
-It's getting deeper!
-Talking of safely, at the least the girls have
big brave me to hide behind! THEY SCREAM
They've braved the tank,
but will Mya and Sophie manage to save the eggs from greedy sharks?
First, let's find out what Dom's team
have ahead of them at a dog-rescue centre.
Dogs Trust. This place cares for unloved and discarded dogs
and works with mischievous mutts.
Whether you think they're man's best friend
or a slobbery-chops that can drive you round the bend,
love them or hate, this place looks after dogs that are down in the dumps.
So, that's the venue sorted. Now all we need is a dog-admiring duo
down here up for helping out.
Hi, do you want to come round today?
OK, I'll be as quick as I can.
Robert and Rebecca are two neighbours who would like a...
So, do either of you have one?
My mum and sister are allergic to all animal fur,
so it wouldn't really work with my family.
What about you, Robert? Have you asked for a dog?
I do ask for them quite a lot,
but the answer is always no.
Oh, well. Let's see what happens when we take these two
to one of the busiest dog-rescue centres in the UK.
Ah, good day to you. What are your names?
-Nice to meet you.
-Have you got much experience with dogs?
-What about you?
-A little bit. I know my friends dog.
-You know your friend's dog?
That's not much experience, is it?
We're not here to get you a pet, we're here to show what goes on
-behind the scenes of a rescue home, OK?
-OK, you're going to have to work with me on this one, well, with someone else. Shall we go?
-John, how are you?
You're holding a beautiful, beautiful...is it a Lab?
-He is. This is little Joel.
-OK. John, what's the story with Joel?
We got Joel about ten days ago. He came into us. He's got,
as you can probably see, his eyes aren't the same, which means
that there's something not quite right in there
and although it sounds rather yucky,
-we will have to take his eye out.
Joel is only 12 weeks old, his eye's got really swollen
and no-one knows why, but the vet is worried that it's painful,
so he's decided to remove it.
Not surprisingly, squeamish Rebecca
doesn't look happy about this, either.
Don't worry, Rebecca, this operation should make Joel feel a lot better.
-Will Joel be OK after the operation?
-He will, he'll have
some stitches in, and it might not look very nice for a few days,
but when all the hair grows back, you'll hardly notice it's missing.
Will we be able to see the eye after the operation?
-Do you guys want to see the eye after the operation?
-Would you see it?
You're well behaved, you're doing well.
-Robert, you'll be able to see an eye.
The little pup has been given a sedative to make him sleepy.
Now he's about to have an injection so he doesn't feel a thing
during the operation.
And the surgery gets under way later,
but how will Joel feel when he comes round from the operation?
'Back in Scotland, Mya and Sophie are in at the deep end,
'collecting shark eggs so they can hatch in a safe place.
'Well, that's what they're supposed to be doing.'
THE GIRLS SCREAM
-I can't move!
-Ahhhh! THE GIRLS LAUGH
THE GIRLS SCREAM
Stop screaming, it's not scary. Ah! Look!
This tank contains British sharks, including
dogfish and smooth dogfish, some of the 20 or so
species of shark found in our waters.
They're just in that clump of rocks just behind there.
Whatever you do, don't bring them up out of the water.
They must stay in the water, OK?
There you go, you've got one there.
-Will it bite?
'This is hard work. Those slimy things may look like bits of plants,
'but they are the eggs. By collecting them up, the girls
'are making sure that baby sharks have the best start in life.'
Good job. Look at this. Brilliant.
Nice work, girls. You're doing your bit for shark survival.
It's not every day a fish wants to say hello.
THE GIRLS SCREAM THEN LAUGH
Oh-ho. Exciting stuff, this.
Awesome, it is. Mya's getting into the swing of saving sharks now.
I can't see any more, I think you're right.
-We can't see any more.
-OK. Let's go then.
OK, girls, you've done a really good job,
-so do you want to come out now?
-Yeah, me first.
-No, no, no.
'A job well done indeed. Six eggs cases saved,
'but how will Mya and Sophie fare when it comes to heading out to sea
'on a mission to help some of Britain's rarest species?'
It's so weird.
'At the rescue centre, dog-lovers Robert and Rebecca
'are helping to prepare young pup Joel for surgery to remove his bad eye.'
This is what we call an anaesthetic so he won't feel any pain in the op.
We just buzz a bit of hair off there like that.
It might seem gross, but Joel won't be able to feel a thing.
You see, his eye's gone right down now. He's fast asleep.
One sleepy puppy.
Does that tube help him breathe whilst he's in the operation?
-It does. And that's him all ready.
-Do you think he'll get rehomed?
-I'm sure he will.
-I'll rehome him if he needs anyone.
-Good for you.
Rebecca, I think we'd ALL like to give Joel a home.
Time for Robert and Rebecca to say goodbye for now
and soon Joel will feel a lot better, without a painful eye.
-See you soon.
Joel will be in the operating theatre for a good hour yet,
and he's in great hands.
Talking of handfuls, Robert and Rebecca's work isn't over
as next they'll be training dippy dog Doughnut.
But first, we're butting in with some goats who are not to be sniffed at!
Oh, I enjoyed that walk, yeah. Fresh, countryside air.
-Bit tired now, though.
-Yeah. Me too.
Hey, it's bath time now.
Oh, no! Come on! I had a bath last month!
No, not YOUR bath time. It's your animal challenge.
And you volunteered to wash these two pygmy goats,
Wookie and Muffy.
I'd love to bathe them,
but we have no shampoo, warm water, brushes, gloves. Shame, really.
I'm going to squirt this on you. Ready?
These goats have been itching and scratching,
so it's time for medicated shampoo.
-Is that enough?
-Yeah, I think you might have covered him there, fella!
And now, ladies and gentlemen, the hands!
You're really enjoying it, aren't you?
Don't forget the beardy-weardy.
While Dick does all the hard work, I'll kick back with a good book.
Wow! You know, for over 10,000 years, goats have been supplying
fresh milk to people all over the planet.
Not only that, goats are one of the first animals man kept on farms.
I'm not kidding, right? Well, I kind of am, but a kid is a baby goat!
Here! I don't know what you're looking at.
Yeah, you! It's your turn now!
Take it easy this time, all right?
Yes! Yes, you like it!
Not sure any goat takes kindly to pampering.
Except, perhaps, in Saudi Arabia,
where they have beauty pageants for them!
An especially good-looking goat
can be worth tens of thousands of pounds!
-Hope it doesn't butt you. It'll be awful. Awful.
Now I'm going to pour this all o'er it for the rinse down!
Ohh, nice and warm. Nice and clean.
-You beauties! That's two pristine, perfect pygmy goats.
I think somebody deserves cookies and milk!
That's Wookie and Muffy's food...
And that's goat's milk.
Robert and Rebecca are at a dog-rescue centre looking after
dogs that are down on their luck.
And they're about to meet a hound that's a real handful.
Doughnut's a four-month-old mongrel and there's just one problem.
He's just too silly and needs to be trained.
We're going to do a little exercise to try and teach him not to jump up.
Oi! Get down, Doughnut!
Every time Doughnut jumps up, we'll wait for him to sit on the floor
and when he does, we'll give him a really nice, tasty treat.
Doughnut needs to calm down, give himself a shake and learn manners
if he wants to find himself a new home.
Sort it out, you two!
If he jumps up, just stand still and wait for him to do something else.
Robert and Rebecca need to teach him to behave
by giving him a nice bit of sausage when he's being good
so he learns to do what he's told.
See if you can go for a walk without him jumping up.
Robert and Rebecca are really getting Doughnut to be a good boy!
How long will it take to train a dog?
It's an ongoing thing that you continue through your dog's life,
teaching it new tricks and teaching it how to behave in society.
Do some dogs train better than others?
Any dog is trainable.
Young dogs, old dogs, different breeds.
as long as they've got an interest, as you've seen,
then you can teach any dog anything.
Well, Doughnut has learnt not to jump up.
Now it's time to test how he gets on with another dog.
Right, we're going to get Doughnut to say hi to an adult dog
to get him nice and sociable.
It's crucial that Doughnut is friendly and not too feisty.
If he gets this right, he could be on his way to a new home.
Sniffing bottoms means they like each other.
Wouldn't be very polite if we did that.
Aw! These two are getting on very well indeed!
In fact, they could be best friends for...
Ah, yeah. Not entirely sure Clooney wants to be mates any more.
I can see why.
Robert and Rebecca have this misbehaving mutt under control,
but I think Doughnut's ready for toilet training.
I thought it was great and it was a fantastic experience,
working with these dogs and I really enjoyed it.
I liked the training cos it was really cool and the dogs were nice.
Well, that's good to hear, as the dogtastic day at the Dogs Trust
still isn't over yet!
But will they manage to turn a scruffy pup into a perfect pooch
fit for a new home?
You need to go to The Pamper Pad for that!
Back in Scotland, Mya and Sophie are on a mission
to help protect British sealife.
They're heading for the Atlantic Ocean to check on
some of Britain's endangered creatures.
Ronnie the skipper, this is Sophie and Mya.
-And Lyndsey, remember, girls?
-What you got the girls doing?
We've got an exciting day for you.
We're going to go and try and catch some British sharks, some fish,
and we're looking for some giant skate.
These things are bigger than you two put together.
-Wow, that's going to be awesome!
I forgot to pack my sea legs, so I'll leave you to it.
-you're coming with us! No, no, no, no, no.
-It's been lovely knowing you both!
Have a great trip!
They'll be fishing for sharks and their relatives, including the huge
blue skate. This very rare creature may well be going extinct
so it's important they collect information for scientists.
OK, girls, are you ready to come to work? We've got a great job for you.
Right. So, how do you think we catch sharks?
-What do you think we give them?
Ronnie'll show us how to do the bait.
Put this through there.
So that smells gross to us, but it'd smell like chocolate to a shark.
OK, girls, your turn!
That's one. That's it.
Mm! That looks delicious, Lyndsey.
Sharks love the smell of fish oil and blood in the water
and will be able to smell that delicious fish from miles away.
Let it out, nice and slow.
Oh, looks like something has sniffed it out already.
-You all right there, girls?
-Why? It's easy!
Yes, Lyndsey is actually grappling with a blue skate -
the biggest skate in the world.
-I see it!
This fish is a whopper!
Heavier than a man, bigger than a dinner table
and what's more, it is critically endangered.
You can touch it and feel its skin.
-Soft, but prickly.
-All bumpy. It's so weird.
Lyndsey has to work fast to get the harmless plastic tag
just below the skate's skin.
For years, skate have been caught and killed in trawler nets.
No-one knows how many are left.
Catching them and putting them back with a tag on
could help save this species.
Hopefully, when another fisherman catches this skate,
he'll read this number and report it in.
Using the information on the tags, scientists can keep track
of how many skate are surviving and work out ways to protect them.
Top work, but can Mya and Sophie haul in and help their own shark?
-Do you think you've got anything?
-I'm not sure yet.
This animal madness is utterly exhausting!
Thankfully, we've a little time for a bite to eat with the otters!
We're starving. We're hungry. We're tired.
So we thought, what better thing to eat than our din-dins?
And no better place to eat it than in the otter enclosure.
Go away. I'm having my lunch.
-Oi! Get off!
-It's OUR lunch!
Otters live in water. They love fishy snacks
and are particularly partial to a nice bit of trout!
-Get off. Get off mine!
-That's my fish!
-No, there is a little smidgen, I am going to eat it.
Otters eat lots and lots and lots, as they're so energetic.
The equivalent of us eating 400 fish fingers in a day!
I feel sorry, cos I've still got mine. Would you like one?
-There you go.
Look, we've got one left.
I'm not letting the otters have it in any way. We'll share.
Half for you, half for me.
Back at the dog rescue centre,
Robert and Rebecca have been having the day of their lives!
But there's just one job left to do.
Sascha is a Samoyed and should be a big ball of fluffy, white fur.
but when she arrived, her hair was all matted and dirty.
A quick trim and she looks much better.
-How you doing?
-What's the story here?
-We've clipped her,
-and you can see what's come off her today.
-She looks like a different dog!
-She does - she looks cute.
-so I believe we're going to wash her.
-We're going to give her a bath.
-Does she like that?
-I can't see why not. It'll make her smell lovely.
We'll find out!
Let's all get going.
-Oh, dear. Sascha doesn't look very happy.
But she'll certainly be wagging her tail when she doesn't stink any more.
Robert, could you hold that for me?
If you could slowly put some water on her back so she's nice and wet.
And Rebecca, there's some shampoo there that I've already made up.
Could you pass me that?
-We pour a bit of shampoo. Rub it all in. Do you want to have a go?
-She's not flinching!
-She's being a very good girl.
-How do we think she looks?
All the shampoo's out, isn't it? We're done.
We'd need to go to The Pamper Pad for that!
That's one clean doggy, ready for a rub down.
How often do dogs get washed?
It depends on the dog and what he's been up to.
Usually, she'd have long fur, as we saw before.
So she needs to be groomed - brushing - as much as possible.
-Yep. All done.
-That's good news because...
as soon as Sascha is fully dry,
we're giving her away to a new home.
-The sooner she's dried,
the sooner we can meet the new owners. Yeah?
Come on, Sascha.
-Hiya. How you doing? What's your name?
this is Rebecca and Robert.
They've been cleaning Sascha and giving her a haircut.
-Do you want to give her a last stroke?
Bye, Sasch. Lovely angelcake.
-New home. See you later.
-There you go. Job well done.
One happy dog.
It's nearly the end of the day. One last thing to do. Remember Joel?
-With the eye operation? Shall we check he's OK?
Let's go and find if he's OK.
Ahh, there he is!
-He looks absolutely fine.
He's fine. He's got some pain relief at the moment
-so he's still a bit sore, as you can see.
Thos stitches will come out in about ten days.
It makes no difference to Joel - he couldn't see out of that eye.
Exactly. It wasn't of any use to him. He's better off without it.
I can't believe how happy he is so soon after recovery.
-Guys, has it been nice getting involved?
Good. And how have you found today? What's been your favourite bit?
-Washing Sascha, definitely.
-Robert, what's been your favourite?
-I liked helping with the operation.
Great. Well, you never know. You've been very enthusiastic today.
You might have worked your way up the ladder a bit more
to try and get your own pet.
What a day! Robert and Rebecca have made a real difference
to the dogs at the rescue centre.
Just one more thing.
You still here? Good.
I did say earlier, I'd show you the eyeball.
But...you don't want to see it, do you?
Yeah, OK. Well, you guys first. Ready?
One, two, three.
-Yeah, there's an eyeball there, isn't there?
You ready? You want a turn? OK. After three.
One, two, three...
Mm, thanks for that, Dom(!)
Meanwhile, up on the west coast of Scotland, Mya and Sophie
are enjoying the fresh, salty air of the Atlantic Ocean
as they continue their quest to help scientists understand
Britain's rare sealife.
But can the girls reel in a real monster?
Speaking of monsters, it looks like the skipper has hooked a conger eel.
-Looks like a snake!
-That's very small.
what would the biggest one be, size-wise?
The biggest one would be...
-20 times that size.
Congers are the biggest eel in the world.
So that's two record-breaking monsters the girls have found
from British waters.
Their skin is covered in lots and lots of smell and taste buds
so it's as if they're covered in lots of noses.
-Girls, do you think you'd like a thousand noses?
-You'd really smell your feet then, wouldn't you?
One final bite of the day
and this time the girls bring it in themselves, but what will it be?
Oh, yes! It's what we've been looking for all day - a British shark.
This dogfish is a tiddler, so too small to tag, but what a result!
These were used for sandpaper in the old days.
Yes, it's true! This little shark's skin is so rough,
you can smooth wood with it, like sandpaper!
That's cos it's covered in lots of tiny teeth, called dentacles.
-Watch your fish go back. Wave him off.
-How do you feel?
-That was awesome!
-Sad, because the fish had to go away.
So, that's the end of a great day on the Atlantic Ocean
and there are more treats on the way home -
a pod of porpoises.
I see one! I see one!
-And some harbour seals, just hanging out.
-Wow! There's so many!
Ooh, and what's this handsome creature?
I'm doing a Scottish jig in celebration of your return.
-Hoy! Girls, how was it?
Great experience? BOTH: Yeah.
-One of life's adventures, Mya?
You both live by the sea. Now you'll know what lives in the deep yonder.
Mya, sum up this once-in-a-lifetime experience in one word.
-Sophie, sum it all up in one word.
-That's two words!
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Mya and Sophie head out on the ocean waves on a shark-saving adventure. Robert and Rebecca get tails wagging at a dog rescue centre as they help Joel the labrador through an operation on his bad eye and give Sasha the samoyed a shower. And Dick is feeling gruff as he tries to bath some billy goats.