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In this show, trained professionals work with unpredictable animals.
So please do not attempt anything you're about to see yourselves.
'Did you know that right now there are people all around the UK
'working their socks off to help wounded wildlife and poorly pets?
'And we've managed to get VIP passes for willing helpers to get stuck in
'at the busiest vet, wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres.'
Rats! 'It's tough and dirty work, but somebody's got to do it.
'On today's show, Janet and Chanda
'are involved in a moving experience at a marine sanctuary.'
Let's go. Clear the path. Seals coming through!
'Can Mark and Ian grab a goat at a busy rescue centre?'
Don't let go!
'And I get the needle as Dom has a brush with a llama.'
-What does it mean when they do that?
-They're getting ready to spit.
What my friend is trying to say
is he is about to spend all day looking after underwater creatures.
-And I'm off to an animal shelter.
And that he likes nothing better than stitching his trousers together
while shouting, "Look at me biscuits!"
Utter nonsense! I don't shout it. I whisper it.
Today, I'll be taking in the sea air here in Scarborough.
Ah! And I'll be lending a hand at a busy sea life centre.
It'll actually be these two that'll be lending a hand.
'We've got two "wheely" keen Go Wilders today -
'sisters Chanda and Janet.
'Chanda thinks furry animals are super,
'but frogs make her jumpy.'
I don't like the way that they can jump high.
And I don't like the way they're all slimy.
'Janet is not hot on pesky, pooing pigeons,
'but there's a long list of other stuff she would love as a pet.'
I'd like a horse,
like to ride a lot,
a hamster, a cat and a dog.
-'Begging their dad hasn't helped this petless pair.'
'But let's see if a busy shift at a marvellous marine sanctuary
'can convince him to net them a pet.'
Hello, Chanda. Hello, Janet.
Welcome to Scarborough where today we'll Go Wild.
-Have you brought spare clothes?
-You might get a bit wet.
So stick these on and follow me.
'The Scarborough Sea Life Centre has aquatic wonders
'from all around the world on show,
'but they also take in rescued UK marine life.
'They fix 'em up and if possible, release them back into the wild.'
-Lindsay, this is Janet and Chanda, your helpers.
Nice to meet you. I've got some friends I want to introduce you to.
This is what you'll be helping me with this morning.
-What are their names?
-We've got Lily Allen and Dusty Springfield.
'Lily and Dusty are two five-month-old grey seals that came
'to the Sea Life Centre after being found alone and unwell on a beach.'
When these guys came in, they were really poorly.
-Have you had chickenpox before?
Basically, they had chickenpox, but sealpox.
They were covered in spots all over their bodies.
A seal rubbing its belly all the time, it gets cut and infected.
It made them really poorly, so it took them a long time to get better.
'Thankfully, the pups are well on their way to recovery and are ready
'to join healthy seals in the main area
'where they'll learn the skills they'll need
'when they're released into the wild.'
-Ready, girls? We'll get these two into there?
Let's get you some gloves.
'Janet and Chanda need to lay out a trail of the seals' favourite food
'to tempt them out of the recovery pool.
'But it looks like Lily and Dusty know something fishy is up.'
Come on, Dusty. What's this?
The seagulls are nicking your food. Come on!
Come on then!
-Here's a fish.
'They're not budging. It looks like we need a Plan B.
'And later, Plan B, we drain the recovery pool,
'but can we pick up the pups?'
Go. That's it!
'Before that, Dom dips into a busy rescue centre in southern England.'
Today on Dick And Dom Go Wild,
we're at Margaret Green Animal Rescue in Dorset.
'And joining me today are brothers Mark and Ian.
'Mark loves small, fluffy things,
'but he's got no time for grunting pigs.'
I like sausages, though, which is the one good thing about a pig.
'Ian here is a lover of cute balls of fluff too.
'His pet hate is goats.'
I really, really do not like goats. They are so greedy.
'These boys are bored stiff of their fish,
'but Dad's not willing to improve their pet.'
-Oh, please! Please, please!
-No! No! No!
'Let's rise to the challenge, boys,
'and show Dad how good you can be with your own animal.
'Roll up, roll up to a marvellous animal rescue centre!'
Boys, welcome to Dick And Dom Go Wild.
Boo to your mummy and boo to your daddy! They won't let you have pets.
But we're here at Margaret Green Animal Rescue
where you'll help out with loads of different animals.
-I've got to stay clear of what?
No goats or pigs. I'll stay clear of them. Let's get ready. Woah-ha-ha!
'They care for all kinds of unwanted animals here,
'including ones our boys definitely are not bothered about.'
Helen, thanks for having us here today.
This is Ian and this is Mark.
They're here to help out today
and they want to see some cute, fluffy animals.
-Before we do that, I need some help with some pigs.
You've got no choice. That's that and that's that.
-You get changed and we'll wait for you over there. OK?
Hello, boys. That was quick.
I'd like you to meet George who is a miniature, pot-bellied cross.
-What do you think?
-He's quite nice.
Do you want to have a little go?
How does it feel?
-You don't look too hands-on about it.
-I like it.
I've got some news for you.
You're not going to look after George. No, no, no.
You'll deal with some pigs that are a bit more feisty.
-Can you handle it?
-Shall we do it?
'Meet Wilf, a Pennywell pig, and Thelma, a miniature kunekune pig.
'They came here after their owners struggled to look after them.
'And this is Matilda, a not so miniature kunekune.
'Matilda may have lost her eyesight, but not her appetite.'
She was left in someone's garden
when their house flooded and they moved out.
She was on her own for long periods of time and only fed once a week
and would eat the entire amount in one sitting, so she got very big.
Does that make you a bit scared to see the size of Matilda?
A bit. We're scared, yeah.
-My nose is very...
Your nose is nervous? Ladies and gentlemen, he's got a nervous nose.
It's awful when you get that.
'A big pig like old girl Matilda makes an awful lot of poo.
'Right now, I need two volunteers to get busy picking it up. Good lads!'
-There we go.
-'They have a reputation for being dirty and smelly,
'but pigs are cleaner than dogs.
'Matilda wouldn't dream of pooing in areas where she eats and sleeps.'
I'm going to go in Matilda's house and see if there's any in there.
No poo in here whatsoever!
Well done. That's a really good job. Empty your poo into the wheelbarrow.
'Perfect poo-picking. Well done, chaps!
'And later, it's a shower for a sow as the boys make Matilda cool.'
She's really chilling out now. She's really loving it.
'Chanda and Janet are at a marine sanctuary in North Yorkshire.
'They are helping move two grey seals, Lily and Dusty,
'to the main seal enclosure.
'We are struggling to tempt them out of the water.
'The solution? Lose the water.'
OK, girls, you can see that the pool's empty now.
It will be much easier to catch these seals, so we'll give it a go.
'They might be pups, but Lily and Dusty are as heavy
'as Janet and Chanda put together.
'Nervous wild animals this size can be dangerous when cornered,
'so this is a job for the experts. Lindsay has called in extra help.
'This move needs to be done quickly, so we don't stress out the seals.
'And within seconds, Dusty is soon in her new home.
'And straight away, a new housemate comes over to say hello.
'She doesn't waste any time introducing herself to her new pals.
'Good team effort, everyone.'
When I met the seals, I was quite happy
because I don't know that much about them.
I was looking forward to learning more about them.
When I first saw the seals, I was kind of scared
because they looked massive,
but when I met Dusty and Lily,
I didn't really feel as scared as I felt before.
'And later, Chanda and Janet
'are called to help noisy hospital patients.'
He's got quite a big growl, hasn't he?
'Back in Dorset, Mark and Ian, who are iffy about pigs,
'are about to make friends with Matilda, a massive kunekune.
'How are you feeling, lads?'
-I'm really excited.
Remember, she's blind, but she's got a very good sense of smell,
so she'll smell that we're near.
-Hi there. Come and say hello.
-She's eating the stinging nettles.
-She loves grass.
People don't realise pigs eat a lot of grass.
Can you hear that low, grunting noise? That's her saying "hello".
'With the introductions out of the way,
'it's time for the boys to fill up her wallow.
'It might just look like a muddy bog, but to Matilda,
'it's so much more than that.
'Pigs can't sweat like us, so to cool themselves down,
'they'll roll around in a wallow just like this one.
She's really chilling out now. She's really loving it.
'Now she's all nice and cool, it's time for lunch for our piggy pal.'
-Yum, yum, yum!
-She really is enjoying that.
'Steady on there, Matilda. It's not a race.'
-She's almost finished already.
-Would you say that she's eating like a pig
Yes, piggy eater!
'Mark started the day thinking pigs were only good for making sausages.
-'What's your verdict now, Mark?'
-They don't smell.
And now I just think pigs are really nice.
'And later, the boys go goat-wrangling.'
'But first, Dom gets within spitting distance of a llama.'
It's just not fair.
Look at you in your lovely, smart shirt with a collar.
-I'm in a tatty T-shirt!
-Today's job couldn't be more perfectly timed.
This is Lancelot the llama and you'll have to groom him,
make his coat look nice and dandy,
look for signs of lice, infections and wounds hiding in his fur.
Like a llama health check? Great. How will that improve my image?
You've got to use this brush.
Gather big clumps of hair and send them to me over there with Pat.
-A spinning wheel?
-How else will I knit you a jumper?
'Native to South America, llamas are strong
'and can carry a third of their body weight for long journeys.
'And just like sheep, their coat makes a lovely, soft wool.'
What does it mean when they start doing that?
-They're getting ready to spit.
-So, Will, why's this so important?
-It means we can check for any wounds
or for any insects, lice, things like that.
-Get on with it! Pat needs more wool.
-I'm going as fast as I can!
Come on, faster! Pat's going to get angry. You don't want to see that.
Here you are, Pat. It's got some leaves in it.
Faster, Pat! Look at that foot!
'Lancelot is nit-free and I need to get on with some knitting.'
And...you've dyed it, too.
He loves it, he does!
-So you like it, then?
-It's all right.
'Chanda and Janet are working with sick seals at a marine sanctuary in Scarborough.
'Next up for the girls is a visit to the seal hospital, an area closed to the public.
'Two young patients are nearing the end of a long recovery.'
Whoa! It's a stinker in here!
-So we've got a little boy and a little girl seal.
These are different to the ones this morning.
These are common or harbour seals.
'When they were found, orphaned pup Dan had a huge infected lump
'and Willow had problems breathing.
'After six weeks of rest, the pups are ready to leave.
'Time to be ready for new patients.'
What I need you girls to do is first of all stick your brushes in.
The seals will be a little bit grumpy, so just come on this side
-and sweep that bit down.
-'The young seals are a little unsettled
'by our close quarters clean-up.
'But this feisty behaviour is a great sign they're recovering.'
-Did you expect them to sound like that?
-It's more of a growl.
He's got quite a big growl, hasn't he?
'With all the muck cleaned up,
'it's time for their big move to the outside recovery pool.
'The soft towel over their eyes will keep them calm.
'The girls will now help keeper Todd steady Willow's flipper
-'which has an identity tag fixed on.'
-First, we clean it.
That's all nice and clean and ready. Keep a firm hold of that.
'And with one clip it's sorted.'
This doesn't hurt them. It's like having their ears pierced.
What's the importance of the tag?
The tag helps us find out if they're doing well in the wild.
It's a good sign if we see one of these seals in one of the colonies.
We know it has done really well back out in the wild.
'After a quick antiseptic spray to prevent infection, Dan's turn.'
'It seems the young lad isn't keen on moving house.'
He nearly had his foot off!
-'But the team calms him and he's tagged in no time.'
-One, two, three.
-How was it?
-I got a little scared when he started moving.
No wonder when they make that noise!
'And later it's all hands to the pump as we move the pups outdoors.'
-There you go, darling.
-A nice, new, fresh, clean home!
'Mark and Ian are grafting at a busy animal rescue centre in Dorset.'
You did such a fantastic job on the pigs, we've got a reward.
-We're introducing you to some goats.
I really, really do not like goats. They are so greedy!
You weren't sure about pigs and we changed your mind,
so let's do it with goats.
'Meet Sally and Molly.
'They came here when their owner got too old to look after them.
'And this is Holly. She was rescued from a life of neglect and cruelty.
'They get lots of care now, though,
'and today they're in line for some tip top hoof help.
-'First, our boys need to round them up.'
-Come on, Holly.
-'Which isn't as easy as you might think.'
-Molly. Molly, Molly...
Right, come round in a circle.
I've got you!
-Don't let go!
-'Not sure who's leading who here.
'Time to soothe some hooves.'
Once every six weeks with a goat, you have to trim their hooves.
They are constantly growing. In the wild, rocks wear their feet down,
but here they're on grass and we need to give them a trim.
If I lift her foot up, can you see? It's not badly overgrown.
-Just a little bit there.
-Is it just like us having our toenails clipped?
Exactly like that. Be very careful because these are very sharp.
'After some careful trimming, Helen sprays the holes in the hoof
'with an antibacterial spray so nothing nasty grows in there.'
-What if they weren't clipped and sprayed?
-If we didn't trim them,
they would grow really long and grow over the foot
and the goat would hardly be able to walk.
If we don't get out the bacteria,
if there are holes in the hoof, they get a really nasty infection.
They can become very ill and lame. It's very important to do this.
Will you give me a hand? That one's quite messy.
That's it. Beautiful.
-Do you like goats now?
-So do I.
-They're really cuddly.
'That's Sally sorted for another six weeks.'
-Well done, guys. Really good job.
-'They now think goats are great.'
I'd give goats a 10 out of 10 because they're cuddly and nice.
I really like them.
If I'd looked at myself doing that a few days ago,
I'd go, "That's not me. I wouldn't do a thing like that."
But actually they're really nice.
'Later it's inspection time for Rowan the rescued rabbit.'
-That's a mole.
-It's a rabbit. You said earlier.
'But first we have a ball with a cricket.'
You really are beautiful, aren't you?
-Talking to yourself again?
-Yes. I mean no!
-I'm marvelling at this cricket.
-I'm surprised he hasn't flown off.
-His wings are too small.
-It sings with them instead.
-Ah, right. Bang us out a tune.
You withered winged wonder.
No, it rubs them together to create this lovely chirping noise.
Not its legs, like everyone thinks. It uses sound to attract a mate
-and warn off other males.
-But how does he get around if he can't fly?
No, he uses his very strong back legs to propel him through the air.
-He's useful to feed to this lizard!
-You're not feeding him to that!
You're feeding him to that one.
'Janet and Chanda are busy helping to move marine life.
'Fit and well grey seals Lily and Dusty have left the recovery area
'and are enjoying the main pool.
'Meanwhile, seal pups Willow and Dan are set to leave the hospital
'and are on their way to the vacated recovery area.'
We have a net each to grab them. We'll have to go quite quick.
-Let's do it.
-One each, OK?
-Are we ready, everybody? Go!
-'They're in the nets.
'Time to move.'
Go, go, go! Let's go, girls. Clear the path! Seals coming through.
'We have to go across the public area to their new pool.'
-The pool's nice and full for them.
-'Young seals are easily stressed.
'The team has to be gentle, but also needs to work fast.'
Nice, new, fresh, clean home. 'Result!'
-There he goes!
-Happy now, aren't they?
-Yeah. How long will they stay in here for?
It depends on these little monkeys,
if they eat really well and get used to being outside.
It's normally about three weeks until they go into the big pool.
'They need to pile on about 5 kilos before they leave this area.'
Oh, where are you? You're big seals now.
'Chanda and Janet can really help with some nice oily herring.'
They might not go for it really quickly. We've stressed them out.
They'll be a little bit nervous so we'll see how they go.
'No waiting around here. The pups get stuck in straight away.'
Oh, good girl, Willow.
-Oh, he's ripped that one in half! Messy eaters, aren't they?
'In the wild, seals can dive down to an amazing 500 metres for food.
'Chanda and Janet are giving them some great hunting practice,
'which will really come in useful when they return to the ocean.'
Have some of that!
And that was that. You wanted to see more wild animals. Like the seals?
-Good stuff. Well, that's the programme all sealed up.
You two definitely get the Dick and Dom Go Wild seal of approval!
'Down in Dorset, Mark and Ian are working at an animal rescue centre.
'And it's time for a treat now for our petless pair.
-'Rescued rabbit Rowan needs a once over.' Hello, Claire!
All right? The boys are here to assist, but what with?
They're going to assist with Rowan. She is a rabbit.
-A rabbit? Right.
-She is going to a new home today.
And she's going with her brother so we're doing a healthcheck.
-Inside the ears.
-An ear each!
-Check to make sure it's not dirty.
-That's a mole.
No, it's a rabbit. You said earlier.
'Mole, rabbit. Get it? Yeah. Rowan's ears get the all-clear.
'The boys get busy giving her a full and very thorough examination.
-'OK, healthy claws.'
-Nice and fine, aren't they?
-'Check. No lumps or bumps. Check.
'Nice healthy weight.' 2.97.
'Check. Strong teeth... Hang on a minute!
-'Where's her teeth?'
-She had to have her teeth removed.
-Purely because they were overgrown.
-If she hasn't got many teeth,
what things does she eat?
She can eat normal rabbit food, but with grass you have to pick it.
And put it on the floor. It's hard for her to pull it off.
'Every year this rescue centre finds new homes for hundreds of animals
'and every one has a check like this before going to a new owner.'
-So, lads, do you think Rowan has passed her medical?
-Claire, second opinion? Passed?
-Yes, she has.
'Our boys have been brilliant and it's a happy ending for the rabbits.
'New owner Isabella and mum Julia have arrived to take them home.'
-Hello, new owners.
-Here are your new rabbits.
Fully checked, nice and healthy. And ready for their new home.
-'Good luck! Bye-bye, bunnies. Enjoy your new life.'
-Well, boys, had a good day today?
-Helen, how have they coped?
-They've been amazing. Brilliant.
-Good. Which animals were the best?
-I liked the pigs and goats.
When you came here, the last things you wanted were pigs and goats
-and you ended up loving them. What was there to be scared of?
-Right, lads. British wildlife?
British kids - happy!
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