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Our adventurous trio go wild in the forests. Naomi gets more than she bargained for when she tries dog sledding in the dark and Tim meets a champion tree climber.


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suggested we came here. Beautiful view, wonderful wildlife, I'm ready

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for that cup of tea. Oh, you haven't forgotten the tea? Sorry, it is down

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there. Never mind. Who would forget the biscuits? ! I don't think we

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would have had time for a cup of tea anyway. You are probably right.

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Hello, and welcome to Wild, the programme that will get you off your

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sofa and active this summer. I'm Tim Warwood, she is Naomi Wilkinson, and

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today we are in the New Forest Wildlife ParK. Every week we

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broadcast live from a different location. Last week we were in North

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Wales, today we are just outside Southampton. As always, we have

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wrought our motley crew with us. we have also brought along our

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audience! We are missing somebody, where is right tea? Yeah he comes.

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Where have you been? As been putting the finishing touches to your

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forfeit. Don't ask, I'll explain later. Your job is to look after

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this lot until ten o'clock. Keep them in line. And it is your job to

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try to look after Radzi, best of luck. Let's welcome the special

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guest, in the form of tree climbing champion, what a cool title, Rhys

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Brace! And putting their best feet forward, we have some top slack

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liners here, they are Russ and Lloyd. All of that and loads more.

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I am swept off my feet when I try my fine -- try my hand at dogsledding.

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A young bird and he is yes to get up close and personal with a forest

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megastar. And our wild things get more than

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they bargained for when they go camping in the forest.

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I get to go dogsledding! That looks really good. Whether I fall off or

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not, you will have to see. We have a new crew member, this is dotty, she

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is a fallow deer. I think she think she is a human being. The New Forest

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is renowned for its deer population, but around the UK there

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are thousands of them. You can catch a glimpse of deer all

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year round. But the best time is during their mating season, known as

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the rot. This usually happens around autumn, when Stags locked antlers in

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their strength to the females, known as does, and is surely one of

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Britain's best wildlife spectacles. I have just raced over here to find

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Ed. It is your job to look after all the deer at the wildlife park. They

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seem to just do as they please? Exactly. Here, we have Roe deer,

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fallow deer and sika deer, and we have some red deer. Have they been

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rescued? The red deer have been bred here, the roe and fallow deer, the

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majority have been handed to us as tiny little deer and we have hand

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reared them, leaning they stay with us for the rest of their lives.

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Watch at people at home do if they come across an injured deer?

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most common type to be found is a very small deer, a fawn or a calf.

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The mother dearly if the young deer by themselves for hours during the

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day. -- the mother deer leave the young deer. If you find a young

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deer, leave it where it is, phone a vet or a park like us. It is the

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male deer that have antlers, and they grow them every year? Gas,

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every year they go from having on to having full antlers. The deer behind

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us are growing their new antlers? You can see that one is halfway

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grown, then we have some younger males, they just have small antlers.

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These antlers have fallen off? That is a fallow buck. And that one

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is off a red stag. They look like they would do serious damage. If we

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want to find deer, what do we look for? You need to be in the right

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place at the right time. The right place, for the majority of deer, is

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on the edge of woodlands, the right time is dawn and dusk. They are

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always running away from you, so I understand that you can identify

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their bottoms. What a deer is that? A fallow deer, you can tell because

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they have the long tail, and if you look at the black mark around its

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bum, it is in the shape of an M. Fallow deer, correct. That is a red

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deer, you can tell by the shape of the bottom and it is red. I think I

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might have guessed that! Correct. Sika dear, a shorter tail and a

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heart shaped white. Correct.This is a Roe deer, it is much smaller than

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the others and it has a cream romper. A really good day -- a

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really good guess! You must have been studying the bottom is very

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well! It is not just the New Forest where

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you can see wild deer, you can see them all over the UK. Have any of

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you seen one? What is your name? Where have you seen one? Masur, it

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was that a nature reserve park and it was running around. Have any

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others seeing wildlife? Josh, where have you seen one? I have seen

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horses as deer leap. The audience has seen wildlife, if you have, send

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us an e-mail to the address on screen. If you have a picture, take

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a picture and attach it. Put your name and a parent or guardian's

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contact number. I asked you to do the same last week, here are my

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lot of fun climbing that tree. Daisy is mountain biking in the

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Dolby forest, she says she and her brother also love rockclimbing and

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kayaking. Jack is 13, he sent a lovely picture

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that they will have a forfeit later Wilder is all about inspiring you

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guys to get out there. In the forest there is plenty of adventure to be

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had, as our next guest knows only too well.

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Rhys Brace took up competitive tree climbing eight years ago. Since

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then, he has swung from strength to strength and been the English

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champion, as well as representing the UK at European and world level.

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Tree climbing is highly technical, competitors are marked on edge lit,

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speed and precision. Rhys has mastered all of these skills and

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continues to rise to the treetop challenge.

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We can now welcome him to the show, a real-life Superman, Rhys Brace!

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Look at this! Just flying down. Are you safe? Yes. How are you?Pretty

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Round of applause for Rhys Brace! You made that look very easy, how on

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earth did tree climbing become your chosen sport? About ten years ago, a

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mate of mine came across from Sweden, I watched him compete. I

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work as a tree surgeon, why not have it as a sport? Pretty easy

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transition? You must be in trees all the time? Yes.What is the sport,

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first to the top? That is one event. On one, you rescue a dummy out of a

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tree safely and securely and bring them to the ground for the ambulance

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service to take away. It is great fun. Your speciality is the one with

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the bells? You are walking right out to the tips of branches, ringing a

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bell, jumping to another branch, it is great fun. You have been to

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America to complete? Yes, at world level, and at European level as

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well. Are you penalised for breaking a branch or stripping of some leads

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or anything? If you snap a branch and falls to the ground you could

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potentially injure someone, so you become disqualified. If you drop any

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quick and you are disqualified. You have to be very careful and agile.

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There will be kids now that want to climb trees like you, what advice

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would you give to anybody? Try not to climb victories, climb trees that

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are quite small, don't climb dead trees, climb up... Avoid the dead

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branches. Let somebody know where you are going and be safe. It is not

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just a sport for boys, there is a girl who was really good? She was

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world champion? Yes, girls should get involved. Parents should get

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involved! I will give you some tips on the way down. Come on, Tim! That

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was good, man! Yeah, I am coming! I am coming! Naomi, help! Naomi!

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Just leave him up there, give us some peace and quiet. I am delighted

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to introduce you to one of the most adorable barn owls I have ever met.

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This is Barney, who like many of the owls at the wildlife park was

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rescued after he was found abandoned. Unsurprisingly, he has

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become a firm favourite with everyone here.

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The heart-shaped face of a barn owl and pale colour make it an easy

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species to spot. They have the best hearing of any

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known animal, making them incredible at stalking their tray. Being able

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to track them down by sound alone. Their feathers are special as they

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muffle the sound of the wind, which is why you will never hear one

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in-flight - and neither do their I am so excited, because not only do

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we have a barn owl, we have a barn owl baby. How old is Hobbit? About

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seven or eight weeks. He is not related to Barney. I don't know how

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to put this, but baby owls don't seem to be quite as beautiful as the

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grownups? They are quite fluffy, some say they are little bit ugly,

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but he will look like Barney. at his fluffy head. He looks like

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Radzi! He is so sweet. He will be flying soon? In a couple of weeks,

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he is already flapping his wings and getting used to it. Barney is

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surprisingly light, does he not eat very much? They eat quite a bit, but

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all flying birds need to be very light to be flighty efficient. Their

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bones are hollow, which helps. does he eat? Mainly field voles,

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shrews, they can take back, rabbits, that sort of things. -- that sort of

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thing. They have the most incredible hearing out of any animal ever

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tested. What is special? Their ears are asymmetrical, one is quite high

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up and one is quite low down. They pick up sound almost like stereo

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sound. They have two little holes in my head? What should we be looking

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out for to try to find a barn owl? You will see them over fields and

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farmland, grassland, they usually fly and perch at about head height.

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So don't look way up in the sky? About hedge height. Well, I think

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Barney is happy to stay with me for the time being. He is making a

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strange noise. There loads of ways that you can go wild in the forest.

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I travelled to the north of Scotland and had a really wild time when I

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met some of the speediest canine superstars in the Highlands. Forest

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and woodlands are full of tightly packed trees and undergrowth. It is

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difficult enough just to walk through this, let alone to run. But

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there are some animals who have mastered the art of moving through

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this environment at speed. Take the goshawk, a trau acrobat -- a true

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acrobat. Or the wolf with the ability to weave through woodland.

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We don't have wolves here, but we have one animal and one sport that

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can help me understand how to move through this woodland, it is sled

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dog racing! Alan has been training sled dogs for over 20 years,

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competing in races around the world. These furry friends will be my

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insight into the world of the forest hunters. This is what we are going

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on? Yes.One seat. That is your name on that. Where will you be?This is

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where I will stand. We have ten dogs and about the length of a tennis

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court. Has it ever tipped over?No, but there is always a first time!

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have got the first dog ready to race and there is chaos. All the dogs

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start running around and barking. Slightly changing my mind about this

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now! Don't lead us into st river, all right? Feeling energetic? I want

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to see the power in those legs, all right? This one looks a bit old and

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tired. I hope it will be all right. Apparently we set off at quite a

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pace. I can believe it as well, these dogs really want to go. Hold

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on tight. Doors open. The fence is open and we're off! Wow! Oh! Dogs

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like these and their close cousins the wolves are perfectly adapted to

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this woodland environment. They can run at speeds of up to 25mph and

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keep that going for over two miles. Now, that is endurance. Oh, we are

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youngsters, they're almost as new to this as I am. That was brilliant. It

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was so much fun. It is so exciting when they take the corners. If you

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think that was good fun, wait until tonight we will go out when it is

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pitch black here. Yes, you heard that right. I'm going to have to do

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this all again in complete darkness. I won't be able to see a thing. But

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it's not as crazy as I might think, a lot of are in the forest at night.

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I'm barks it is cold and I'm ready for another ride with the dogs. Let

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me show you what we can see if we turn our light off - nothing.

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Absolutely nothing. I can't even see the light of the moon. What have I

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time they're adults. Yes mostly adults and two young once. They will

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go fast? Yes.How fast? About 14mph. dogs can see in light five times

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dimmer than humans. That is a good job, because if it was down to me,

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we would be crashing into every single tree! The two lead dogs have

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got red flashes collars. That is all I can see, some red flashing lights

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and nothing else. So I don't know whether the road is bending or

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whether we're supposed to be going straight. We are just trusting the

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dogs can find their way for us. experience. It felt a bit spooky,

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being pulled through the forest in the moonlight. But it felt natural.

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They were following their instincts and using their power. Twout dogs,

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there is no -- without the dogs there is no way I could get through

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the forest at speed in the dark. But to them, it comes naturally. One

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thing that would have made that better, a few degrees warmer would

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have been nice. I can't feel my toes! Is that as fast as it looks?

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Yes, it was very fast and a lot of fun. Right, each week we are

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uncovering facts about creatures that live under our feet. Yes, they

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may be tiny, but they have big personalities. It's time for Battle

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of the Beasties. Well that is right. Last week it was Naomi's wasp that

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won. But the question is who will win this week? Tim and Naomi get

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yourself ready. Tim and Naomi will go head-to-head. I will have the

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final say to determine which is top dog, but I will be listening to the

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Wild audience. Are you ready? They are ready. You won last week.

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will be easy, this week I have the sensational centipede. Watch out,

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you have no chance. Well slow down. Because I have got the slug! Yes,

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I'm bringing this fat boy to the table. Save it for the bell.

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appetite of the... The slug sometimes can eat double its own

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body weight. And it is not just plants that they eat. No, they

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sometimes eat cat food, dog poo and sometimes each other. Your mum's on

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the phone. Oh that is nice. Centipedes are predators, they hunt

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for their food and larger centipedes eat, frogs, lizards, small birds and

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slugs. My centipede eats your slug. Can we check that fact. The girl

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done good, taking the early lead is the centipede. Tim, everything to

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play for in round two. Special powers. I have got special powers...

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You might think the centipede has a hundred legs, but they can have up

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to 350 legs. Hang on. Because they have special powers you sent legs.

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Legs aren't special powers. I have legs. Slime is a special power. They

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can produce self-tea spoons of slime each day and they use to it stick

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themselves to leaves. The slug's special power - killer dog poo

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breath. This creature, if it find itself in the grip of a bird, it can

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sacrifice some legs and grow them back. Ref it is legs. I do like the

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centipede's legs, but Warwood makes a good point. So you are in level

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positions. Now time for the deciding round where anything goes. It is the

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knock out round. I have got this. The slug has green blood.

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centipede has fangs to paralyse its prey. Should a slug lose its

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tentacles, it just regenerates one, complete with a new eye.

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centipedes are built for speed and can travel 42 centimetres in one

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second. The thing is not many people like lightning, but even likes teeth

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and check this out the slug can have up to 27 thousand teeth. That is

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more than a shark. Knock out blow! Have I mentioned how nice your hair

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is today? It may work. I do like the centipede's legs and I knew at the

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start the centipede would win. Until Warwood pulled it out of the bag.

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Yes. And slugs sliding into the winners enclosure. The champion is

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the slug. Next week we will do it all over again you will not want to

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miss it. That is ridiculous. Thank you for coming and watching. Did I

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win? Can't hear you.Any way, we want your comments, what we want you

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to do, if you have seen anything wildlife in the forest, get you're

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to the web-site and do and -- go and log a comment and we will get them

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on the show before the end of the show. I do like your Battle of the

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Beasties. Next week will have a good one. But there is animal that is

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well known for its boxing proess. sflabg? No! Wallabies are native to

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Australia and can be found in many habitats. They live in packs or mobs

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and when a fight breaks out they use their claws to jab, giving the

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impression they're boxing. They're hind legs and long tail make them

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perfect jumpers and so that is why some can be found in the UK. It is

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thought they leapt to free Tom from -- freedom from zoos many years ago.

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We have had some little sighs from our audience who are going, Ah! This

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is a baby wallaby. This is Skye.She is cuter than cute. Look at her

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feet. How old is she? Five months. Where are you hand-rearing her?

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mum died and we have been hand-rearing her. How difficult this

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a? Quite difficult, feeds the every four hours. Like a baby.Yes.

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have to get up through the night? Yes. So they are called Joey's. May

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I hold him? Yes. Keep her in her pouch. She is so sweet and so soft.

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She is in this home made pouch? they have pouches so, she needs

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somewhere warm and comfortable to live. She feels like she is in mum's

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pouch. How long would they stay in the pouch? It can be up to a year.

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And what things does she feed on? She is still on milk. But she is

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eating leaves and fruit and vegetables and a lot of grass.

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what is her future? We have a mob, or group of Wallabies here and she

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will be integrated with the mob. She hopefully will get on fine. There

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are some wall ouis -- Wallabies living wild in the UK? Yes some

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esayed from zoos and -- escaped from zoos. They cope with the climate?

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Yes where they come from in Australia, the climate is similar,

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they do quite well. Radzi, could you do the honours with

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a map? Yes, and how jealous eye that she

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gets to hold that joey? The place you are most likely to see wallabies

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is just there in the Peak District. It is not just sky that has been

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bouncing around the New Forest? You are certainly right, Radzi,

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because have a look at this. This is slack lining, and it only came to

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the UK a few years ago but has already become a very popular sport.

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The slack line here is about 50 millimetres wide. What a dismount!

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Fantastic! These are the Maverick Slacklines is. This is the Boyd and

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Russ. How long will it take me to get as good as Lloyd? With solid

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commitment, couple of years. Amazing. Is this a sport you can

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only do between two trees? Where can you take slack lining? Forests are

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great, but you could take it down the beach, anywhere where you have

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to anchors, you could set the line up and go. -- where you have two

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anchors. Can it be a competition?It is a very dynamic sport was lots of

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power to it. You can do things like that. Is it a sport for anybody,

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mums and dads, boys and girls, grannies and grandads? Thereon no

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limits. Get out there and get involved. I've got to have a go. It

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is extremely wobbly, but you have set up... Oh, round of applause!

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Incredible! This might look a lot smaller and not as bad but, trust

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me, it is just as wobbly. How do I do this? Foot on the line, dead

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centre. Don't step of. Arms in the air, stare at the tree, up you get.

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Just stand on it and go? Thanks for first thing. Once you are on your

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foot, it is like standing on a guitar string. That could have had a

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lot of implications, that particular move. It is wobbly, isn't it?

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have to get your foot placement and technique right, within a couple of

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days you can start getting the hang of balancing and even walking.

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not going to lie, I think I am ready to be let go of. Not a chance! Thank

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you so much for coming along. Give this a go, look for slack lining.

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Let the experts teach you and in two years you might be as good as Lloyd

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over there. Wild is all about getting you out

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there having fun in the outdoors, but our wild things got more than

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they bargained for when they got a chance to spend the night in the

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woods. There are lots of ways to go wild in

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the UK. One of the best ways to experience the great out doors is to

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go and sleep in it. 12-year-old Matthew is crazy about camping. He

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has got all the gear, knows all the skills and is keen to show his

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friends just how fun it can be, so he has brought them for a wild

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woodland sleepover. What Matthew and his friends don't know is that this

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will be a camping adventure with a treetop twist. My name is Matt. I

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don't like reading and writing. name is Ollie. I don't like sport or

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learning. My name is Kiran, I don't really like the outdoors or sport

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but I like American football. name is Reese, I don't like rugby,

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it is too muddy. Woodland expert Caroline has a little challenge to

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help them learn more about where they will be spending the night.

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You are here today at the Arboretum. That is different from a normal

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woodland, we have trees from all over the world. It is a very good

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place to go on a tree Hunt. You will be searching this area, I have some

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tree cards for you with different pictures of Arc, leaves, twigs, bugs

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and things and your challenge will be to see how many you can match.

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You have ten minutes to find as many that one? I can't see the top. I

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think that one is back up there. thousands of years ago, nearly all

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of the Scottish Highlands would have been covered by great forests of

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our country, it was traditionally planted to be made into bows like

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Robin Hood would use. This is your last challenge. I swear, I have seen

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that one. The big one appear?This one. I think it is this one. We've

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got it right. It is a beech tree. Well done, you got all of them

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right. This last one is a beech tree. It is a really tall, broad

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Street. It has got lots of canopy and protection. It might be a good

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place for you to camp, under a beech tree like this. We have a surprise

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for you today, you will not be camping underneath a beech tree, you

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will be camping and sleeping in a beech tree like this one. Awesome!

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That is tall! You are lucky that I brought a hammock! Two it is very

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tall. Reign good experience. I am scared of heights. I am very

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excited. This will be a tall order, especially for Rhys, who does not

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like heights. Climbing expert Vicky is here to show them the ropes.

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is our tree, and those are going to be your sleeping platforms. The

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reason we can climb that high and sleep in the tree is because this

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equipment keeps us safe. I can guarantee, because I have slept in

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the tree before, it is really comfortable. I will get you into

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your armour, then we are ready to of ropes and pulleys to get to the

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top of the tree. Rhys Brace Lee confronts his fear of heights. But

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halfway up is far enough for him, so he decides to camp at ground level

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instead, leaving the others to push on. It is a lot like flying. I have

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found a branch. There is a leaf in my nose! It takes almost an hour,

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but the boys make it to camp just as the sun is setting. They will be

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spending the next eight hours suspended here high above the forest

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floor. I know they say, don't look down, but I love looking down.

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think the fact that we have managed to get this high is quite an

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achievement. It is like we are floating in midair. It feels

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exciting, but at the same time it is perilous and scary. There is a 50

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feet drop from underneath me, or something. Wii I can hear what

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 46 seconds

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greeted by a spectacular wake-up call. There is quite a nice view, I

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can finally see stuff. It is not as scary. In the night it was quite

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quiet, but now there are so many different birds just squealing,

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waking their sounds. It is strange when you wake up and you work -- you

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realise that you are still up in the tree, really high up. Thumbs up,

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definitely. It is time to return to Earth. And Rhys is waiting to

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welcome them home. It was definitely more fun than sleeping on the

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ground. It is a lot more exciting, you are swaying from side to side.

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would say it is an exciting experience and you probably only

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ever do it once. I am proud to myself for getting Bataille. I would

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recommend to all of my friends that they do stuff like this.

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We went wild! Hats off to them, fantastic effort.

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You would not catch me up one of those trees is our next guest were

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anywhere nearby. You have some Eurasian lynx in this enclosure?

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have two females, one called Grishkin and one called Munchkin.

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are trying to encourage them out, we can't see them at the moment but

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they are looking at us? Absolutely, they will be keeping themselves nice

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and camouflaged. We have been trying to spot them and none of us can see

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them. But yesterday we got these pictures. They look like big

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domestic cats. A few differences, they have the tough on the top of

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that year to help with their hearing, it helps with picking up

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low frequencies. They have a much shorter tail than a domestic cat,

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they are about the size of a labrador dog but thinner. We will

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keep our eyes peeled in case we see them. Hundreds of years ago there

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were lynx roaming around the British countryside? Incredible. And there

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is a serious debate about whether they should be reintroduced? Yes,

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and I think the reason is the thought that we could maybe balance

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nature out a little bit more by bringing in some apex predators,

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they would be hunting and eating rodents like rabbits, hares, mice,

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they would also be predating on deer, roe deer and youngsters of the

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larger species. Would they attack humans? Not in the slightest, they

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are waiting intelligent and they would come out of that keep out of

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our way. Radzi, would you like to see lynx back in the UK?

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That would be very cool, but I'm not sure I would like to bump into one

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in my back garden! Now the moment we have all been waiting for, time for

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to make a volcanic model, then I asked you to send your photos in.

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There was one photo we could not go I will be challenging to him and

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Naomi to make something wild in the forest. I have been seen to what

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extent the wildlife here go to make shelters that are warm, close it,

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protective, camouflaged and well hidden.

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Squirrels big -- build nest is known as trays in the trees, from Moss,

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twigs and grass. They can be quite a work of art. Then there are badgers,

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who build setts Underground, they are often very intricate with the

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whole network of tunnels. And Terry Wood ants create homes. They are

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miniature master architects. You can't beat a good air horn. Tim

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and Naomi, this is what you are going to be making. Your very own

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den. Tim has gone in. You have two minutes to make one. Everything you

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need is somewhere around here in the forest. Without further ado, we will

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get the making started. Two minutes? Yes. Tim stumbles. If you want to

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make your own den, you don't need to be in a forest, you can do it if

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your bedroom or living room and use whatever materials you want. Whether

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it is a blanket or a cardboard box. And if you do, take a photograph and

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send it in to our e-mail address. Attach the photo and include your

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parent or guardian's number so we can get in touch. If you want some

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top tips, go to the web-site and search crazy creations to get some

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tips on making an amazing den. Tim, how is it going? It has been a, as a

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man I can make a perfect den. words from Warwood. What are you

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talking about? It is perfect. how are you? How long did yours take

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to make. A pit more than two minutes. -- a bit more than two

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minutes. I made mine on my own. You may need some assistance. Yetting

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the audience involved. Tim, yours is coming along nicely. Look at this

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bad boy. We are going to have a water test at the end. You can't

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stay in a den without it raining on you. I will be standing on twigs.We

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have 20 seconds left. And then it is stop making. I remember I was in

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Alaska and I was caught in the forest. Ten, nine, eight, even, six,

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five, four, three, two, one! Stop making! OK. Tim and Naomi it is time

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to get your coats on, you need to get in the dens and then the rain

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will be pouring. First Naomi, our glamorous assistant will pour the

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rain. Here is the water from the watering can. There isn't much

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shelter from that den. It is like central heating. And now Tim.

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I'm bone dry! Actually, I'm going to give this one to Tim Warwood!

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Why? And... I didn't lose my eye. Why? You had help from the audience

:48:03.:48:11.

and that is cheating in my book. What is that? That sound like a

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distressed cat up a very tall tree and you're going to be rest cueing

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it. Let's go. I am a bit wet. While I dry off. Let's meet special bird

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into wildlife since I was about two. Birds are my favourites, because

:48:43.:48:53.
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there are so many species. What I love are birds of prey. At the

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weekends, I volunteer for the RSPB. A charity dedicated to protecting

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birds. I'm one of their youngest volunteers. I love talking to the

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visitors about the importance of British wildlife. This is the wing

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span of the fee ale goshawk. There is one bird in particular I love.

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That is the gosh hawk. It is one of the biggest bird of prey in the UK.

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It feeds off small mammals and birds. It can catch prey in its

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talons as it flies. Today, I'm on a special mission. My friend Andy from

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the forestry commission has invited many toe help -- me to help monitor

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some goshawk chicks. They love nesting at the top of the trees. So

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he is going to go and have a look. Andy is getting his harnesses and

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safety checks done, because we don't want him falling out of the tree. It

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is quite high up and there are very few branches to hang on to. He is

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hoping to find two and a half week old chicks. He will put them in the

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bag, close it and lower them down. He will remove the chicks so they

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can be ringed. Ringing involves tagging a bird so it can be

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monitored over time in the wild. Andy's put the chicks in the bag and

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now, it looks like they're coming back again. We should rering them

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any minute now. Once they're on the ground we need to work quickly, so

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they can be returned back to where they belong. They have a good

:50:54.:51:04.
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feather. They seem to be growing well. Quite soft plumage. They

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haven't grown their adult feathers yet. We check their health and their

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weight and they're fitted with a ring. 510. This is the closest I

:51:17.:51:24.

have got to a goshawk chick. You're only allowed to do this with a

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licensed ringer. With all checks complete, the chicks go back to

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their nest. Hopefully we will see these chicks as fully grown adults

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next year. It was so good to get so close to all three of them. I hope I

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get the chance to go climbing up a a creature that is one of the most

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annoying, irritating, blood suck creatures in the forest. It is not

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Dracula, it is the tic. This thing sucks blood of mammals and humans.

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It is a pleasure to introduce Dr Tim Cockerill. What have you brought?

:52:25.:52:30.

have some ticks, most people don't like ticks. But I think they're

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cool. I have a special camera. Let's focus on these bad boys. These pots

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have the same tick, this one has ticks that are not fed. These are

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the small ones. Here is what a tick looks like when it is fed. That is

:52:51.:52:55.

blood in the back of him? Yes they don't eat food, they suck blood.

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do they find us then? Ticks don't have a nose and they have a special

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trick, their nose is almost on the end of their legs and they wave

:53:08.:53:15.

around their legs to smell. I like these. This is our scientific model.

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If a tick was this size in real life. This what is it would be like

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unfed. And then it sucks your blood. Then if it had a feed, it would be

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this big. Imagine that on your neck! Get it off! I wouldn't like that to

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pop. Here are the pictures. That is the nose and this is one that is fed

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and exploded to that big size. and exploded to that big size.

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is what it feeds with? Yes this is the mouth part and it uses these to

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slice a hole in the skin of the animal it is feeding on and it has a

:53:56.:54:04.

special tube to suck the blood out and it glues itself in. They do

:54:04.:54:08.

carry diseases and people might get them we have them here. If you get a

:54:09.:54:12.

tick what should you do? shouldn't worry. If you have been

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walking in woods or long grass, check yourselves for tick F you get

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one, you can use a special tool or a pair of tweezers and get hold of the

:54:26.:54:31.

head and pull it out. Thank you, I'm starting to feel itchy now. What

:54:31.:54:40.

this a Radzi? What can I hear? I'm more than excited, our feline

:54:40.:54:45.

friend is still stuck in the tree and Naomi is going to rescue it.

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Rhys will help you. Get a move on! You have chosen one with no

:54:55.:55:05.
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branches. Less talking, more action. Naomi! Naomi! I hope I don't hurt

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you. We have the Wild support. Go on, nearly there. I'm stuck.Stand

:55:14.:55:23.

up. I will get there.Get your knee in. That is the first part. I would

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rather do this than those ticks! You're half way there. You have a

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branch on your side. No, you have to grab it with your hands. Come on.

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Yes! She is making her way up. can do this! Yes, Naomi. Nearly

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there. Her cranny's on the phone. What this a cranny? -- her gran.

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That is very nearly the end of the show. But we have more. We have some

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photographs that have come in. This is from Matthew in Wales, having fun

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in the trees. How good is that picture And a popular comment, we

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have comment she says when I go to my cousin's house we build dens and

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I always enjoy myself. And we have had Am per seeing I have seen

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rabbits, ponies and deer in the New Forest. You're back. Yes we will be

:56:45.:56:49.

back next week and we should be in the lochs of Scotland. If you have

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been having a wild time on the water and you know wildlife that lives

:56:53.:57:01.

near the water, send us a photo. all that is left to thank everyone

:57:01.:57:09.

here at the New Forest. Thank you everyone! And of course our special

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:57:19.:57:19.

guests Rhys Brace everyone! Russ and Lloyd and Dr Tim Cockerill. And give

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yourselves a round of applause, our Wild audience. That is the it for

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the week. See you next week. Goodbye and go wild! Next week we have wet

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and watery adventures. I master a new skill in search of a real

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Welcome to a brand new live and unpredictable show that challenges you to get out and go WILD!

Our adventurous trio go wild in the forests. Naomi gets more than she bargained for when she tries her hand at dog sledding in the dark and Tim gets to meet a champion tree climber with a serious head for heights. Our Wild Adventurers prove they're up for anything when they head out to spend a night high up in the canopy and a 13-year-old bird enthusiast has a close encounter with the forests greatest bird of prey, the Goshawk. Meanwhile Radzi has another wild challenge up his sleeve for Tim and Naomi with tall consequences for the loser.