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
for that cup of tea. Oh, you haven't forgotten the tea? Sorry, it is down
there. Never mind. Who would forget the biscuits? ! I don't think we
would have had time for a cup of tea anyway. You are probably right.
Hello, and welcome to Wild, the programme that will get you off your
sofa and active this summer. I'm Tim Warwood, she is Naomi Wilkinson, and
today we are in the New Forest Wildlife ParK. Every week we
broadcast live from a different location. Last week we were in North
Wales, today we are just outside Southampton. As always, we have
wrought our motley crew with us. we have also brought along our
audience! We are missing somebody, where is right tea? Yeah he comes.
Where have you been? As been putting the finishing touches to your
forfeit. Don't ask, I'll explain later. Your job is to look after
this lot until ten o'clock. Keep them in line. And it is your job to
try to look after Radzi, best of luck. Let's welcome the special
guest, in the form of tree climbing champion, what a cool title, Rhys
Brace! And putting their best feet forward, we have some top slack
liners here, they are Russ and Lloyd. All of that and loads more.
I am swept off my feet when I try my fine -- try my hand at dogsledding.
A young bird and he is yes to get up close and personal with a forest
megastar. And our wild things get more than
they bargained for when they go camping in the forest.
I get to go dogsledding! That looks really good. Whether I fall off or
not, you will have to see. We have a new crew member, this is dotty, she
is a fallow deer. I think she think she is a human being. The New Forest
is renowned for its deer population, but around the UK there
are thousands of them. You can catch a glimpse of deer all
year round. But the best time is during their mating season, known as
the rot. This usually happens around autumn, when Stags locked antlers in
their strength to the females, known as does, and is surely one of
Britain's best wildlife spectacles. I have just raced over here to find
Ed. It is your job to look after all the deer at the wildlife park. They
seem to just do as they please? Exactly. Here, we have Roe deer,
fallow deer and sika deer, and we have some red deer. Have they been
rescued? The red deer have been bred here, the roe and fallow deer, the
majority have been handed to us as tiny little deer and we have hand
reared them, leaning they stay with us for the rest of their lives.
Watch at people at home do if they come across an injured deer?
most common type to be found is a very small deer, a fawn or a calf.
The mother dearly if the young deer by themselves for hours during the
day. -- the mother deer leave the young deer. If you find a young
deer, leave it where it is, phone a vet or a park like us. It is the
male deer that have antlers, and they grow them every year? Gas,
every year they go from having on to having full antlers. The deer behind
us are growing their new antlers? You can see that one is halfway
grown, then we have some younger males, they just have small antlers.
These antlers have fallen off? That is a fallow buck. And that one
is off a red stag. They look like they would do serious damage. If we
want to find deer, what do we look for? You need to be in the right
place at the right time. The right place, for the majority of deer, is
on the edge of woodlands, the right time is dawn and dusk. They are
always running away from you, so I understand that you can identify
their bottoms. What a deer is that? A fallow deer, you can tell because
they have the long tail, and if you look at the black mark around its
bum, it is in the shape of an M. Fallow deer, correct. That is a red
deer, you can tell by the shape of the bottom and it is red. I think I
might have guessed that! Correct. Sika dear, a shorter tail and a
heart shaped white. Correct.This is a Roe deer, it is much smaller than
the others and it has a cream romper. A really good day -- a
really good guess! You must have been studying the bottom is very
well! It is not just the New Forest where
you can see wild deer, you can see them all over the UK. Have any of
you seen one? What is your name? Where have you seen one? Masur, it
was that a nature reserve park and it was running around. Have any
others seeing wildlife? Josh, where have you seen one? I have seen
horses as deer leap. The audience has seen wildlife, if you have, send
us an e-mail to the address on screen. If you have a picture, take
a picture and attach it. Put your name and a parent or guardian's
contact number. I asked you to do the same last week, here are my
lot of fun climbing that tree. Daisy is mountain biking in the
Dolby forest, she says she and her brother also love rockclimbing and
kayaking. Jack is 13, he sent a lovely picture
that they will have a forfeit later Wilder is all about inspiring you
guys to get out there. In the forest there is plenty of adventure to be
had, as our next guest knows only too well.
Rhys Brace took up competitive tree climbing eight years ago. Since
then, he has swung from strength to strength and been the English
champion, as well as representing the UK at European and world level.
Tree climbing is highly technical, competitors are marked on edge lit,
speed and precision. Rhys has mastered all of these skills and
continues to rise to the treetop challenge.
We can now welcome him to the show, a real-life Superman, Rhys Brace!
Look at this! Just flying down. Are you safe? Yes. How are you?Pretty
Round of applause for Rhys Brace! You made that look very easy, how on
earth did tree climbing become your chosen sport? About ten years ago, a
mate of mine came across from Sweden, I watched him compete. I
work as a tree surgeon, why not have it as a sport? Pretty easy
transition? You must be in trees all the time? Yes.What is the sport,
first to the top? That is one event. On one, you rescue a dummy out of a
tree safely and securely and bring them to the ground for the ambulance
service to take away. It is great fun. Your speciality is the one with
the bells? You are walking right out to the tips of branches, ringing a
bell, jumping to another branch, it is great fun. You have been to
America to complete? Yes, at world level, and at European level as
well. Are you penalised for breaking a branch or stripping of some leads
or anything? If you snap a branch and falls to the ground you could
potentially injure someone, so you become disqualified. If you drop any
quick and you are disqualified. You have to be very careful and agile.
There will be kids now that want to climb trees like you, what advice
would you give to anybody? Try not to climb victories, climb trees that
are quite small, don't climb dead trees, climb up... Avoid the dead
branches. Let somebody know where you are going and be safe. It is not
just a sport for boys, there is a girl who was really good? She was
world champion? Yes, girls should get involved. Parents should get
involved! I will give you some tips on the way down. Come on, Tim! That
was good, man! Yeah, I am coming! I am coming! Naomi, help! Naomi!
Just leave him up there, give us some peace and quiet. I am delighted
to introduce you to one of the most adorable barn owls I have ever met.
This is Barney, who like many of the owls at the wildlife park was
rescued after he was found abandoned. Unsurprisingly, he has
become a firm favourite with everyone here.
The heart-shaped face of a barn owl and pale colour make it an easy
species to spot. They have the best hearing of any
known animal, making them incredible at stalking their tray. Being able
to track them down by sound alone. Their feathers are special as they
muffle the sound of the wind, which is why you will never hear one
in-flight - and neither do their I am so excited, because not only do
we have a barn owl, we have a barn owl baby. How old is Hobbit? About
seven or eight weeks. He is not related to Barney. I don't know how
to put this, but baby owls don't seem to be quite as beautiful as the
grownups? They are quite fluffy, some say they are little bit ugly,
but he will look like Barney. at his fluffy head. He looks like
Radzi! He is so sweet. He will be flying soon? In a couple of weeks,
he is already flapping his wings and getting used to it. Barney is
surprisingly light, does he not eat very much? They eat quite a bit, but
all flying birds need to be very light to be flighty efficient. Their
bones are hollow, which helps. does he eat? Mainly field voles,
shrews, they can take back, rabbits, that sort of things. -- that sort of
thing. They have the most incredible hearing out of any animal ever
tested. What is special? Their ears are asymmetrical, one is quite high
up and one is quite low down. They pick up sound almost like stereo
sound. They have two little holes in my head? What should we be looking
out for to try to find a barn owl? You will see them over fields and
farmland, grassland, they usually fly and perch at about head height.
So don't look way up in the sky? About hedge height. Well, I think
Barney is happy to stay with me for the time being. He is making a
strange noise. There loads of ways that you can go wild in the forest.
I travelled to the north of Scotland and had a really wild time when I
met some of the speediest canine superstars in the Highlands. Forest
and woodlands are full of tightly packed trees and undergrowth. It is
difficult enough just to walk through this, let alone to run. But
there are some animals who have mastered the art of moving through
this environment at speed. Take the goshawk, a trau acrobat -- a true
acrobat. Or the wolf with the ability to weave through woodland.
We don't have wolves here, but we have one animal and one sport that
can help me understand how to move through this woodland, it is sled
dog racing! Alan has been training sled dogs for over 20 years,
competing in races around the world. These furry friends will be my
insight into the world of the forest hunters. This is what we are going
on? Yes.One seat. That is your name on that. Where will you be?This is
where I will stand. We have ten dogs and about the length of a tennis
court. Has it ever tipped over?No, but there is always a first time!
have got the first dog ready to race and there is chaos. All the dogs
start running around and barking. Slightly changing my mind about this
now! Don't lead us into st river, all right? Feeling energetic? I want
to see the power in those legs, all right? This one looks a bit old and
tired. I hope it will be all right. Apparently we set off at quite a
pace. I can believe it as well, these dogs really want to go. Hold
on tight. Doors open. The fence is open and we're off! Wow! Oh! Dogs
like these and their close cousins the wolves are perfectly adapted to
this woodland environment. They can run at speeds of up to 25mph and
keep that going for over two miles. Now, that is endurance. Oh, we are
youngsters, they're almost as new to this as I am. That was brilliant. It
was so much fun. It is so exciting when they take the corners. If you
think that was good fun, wait until tonight we will go out when it is
pitch black here. Yes, you heard that right. I'm going to have to do
this all again in complete darkness. I won't be able to see a thing. But
it's not as crazy as I might think, a lot of are in the forest at night.
I'm barks it is cold and I'm ready for another ride with the dogs. Let
me show you what we can see if we turn our light off - nothing.
Absolutely nothing. I can't even see the light of the moon. What have I
time they're adults. Yes mostly adults and two young once. They will
go fast? Yes.How fast? About 14mph. dogs can see in light five times
dimmer than humans. That is a good job, because if it was down to me,
we would be crashing into every single tree! The two lead dogs have
got red flashes collars. That is all I can see, some red flashing lights
and nothing else. So I don't know whether the road is bending or
whether we're supposed to be going straight. We are just trusting the
dogs can find their way for us. experience. It felt a bit spooky,
being pulled through the forest in the moonlight. But it felt natural.
They were following their instincts and using their power. Twout dogs,
there is no -- without the dogs there is no way I could get through
the forest at speed in the dark. But to them, it comes naturally. One
thing that would have made that better, a few degrees warmer would
have been nice. I can't feel my toes! Is that as fast as it looks?
Yes, it was very fast and a lot of fun. Right, each week we are
uncovering facts about creatures that live under our feet. Yes, they
may be tiny, but they have big personalities. It's time for Battle
of the Beasties. Well that is right. Last week it was Naomi's wasp that
won. But the question is who will win this week? Tim and Naomi get
yourself ready. Tim and Naomi will go head-to-head. I will have the
final say to determine which is top dog, but I will be listening to the
Wild audience. Are you ready? They are ready. You won last week.
will be easy, this week I have the sensational centipede. Watch out,
you have no chance. Well slow down. Because I have got the slug! Yes,
I'm bringing this fat boy to the table. Save it for the bell.
appetite of the... The slug sometimes can eat double its own
body weight. And it is not just plants that they eat. No, they
sometimes eat cat food, dog poo and sometimes each other. Your mum's on
the phone. Oh that is nice. Centipedes are predators, they hunt
for their food and larger centipedes eat, frogs, lizards, small birds and
slugs. My centipede eats your slug. Can we check that fact. The girl
done good, taking the early lead is the centipede. Tim, everything to
play for in round two. Special powers. I have got special powers...
You might think the centipede has a hundred legs, but they can have up
to 350 legs. Hang on. Because they have special powers you sent legs.
Legs aren't special powers. I have legs. Slime is a special power. They
can produce self-tea spoons of slime each day and they use to it stick
themselves to leaves. The slug's special power - killer dog poo
breath. This creature, if it find itself in the grip of a bird, it can
sacrifice some legs and grow them back. Ref it is legs. I do like the
centipede's legs, but Warwood makes a good point. So you are in level
positions. Now time for the deciding round where anything goes. It is the
knock out round. I have got this. The slug has green blood.
centipede has fangs to paralyse its prey. Should a slug lose its
tentacles, it just regenerates one, complete with a new eye.
centipedes are built for speed and can travel 42 centimetres in one
second. The thing is not many people like lightning, but even likes teeth
and check this out the slug can have up to 27 thousand teeth. That is
more than a shark. Knock out blow! Have I mentioned how nice your hair
is today? It may work. I do like the centipede's legs and I knew at the
start the centipede would win. Until Warwood pulled it out of the bag.
Yes. And slugs sliding into the winners enclosure. The champion is
the slug. Next week we will do it all over again you will not want to
miss it. That is ridiculous. Thank you for coming and watching. Did I
win? Can't hear you.Any way, we want your comments, what we want you
to do, if you have seen anything wildlife in the forest, get you're
to the web-site and do and -- go and log a comment and we will get them
on the show before the end of the show. I do like your Battle of the
Beasties. Next week will have a good one. But there is animal that is
well known for its boxing proess. sflabg? No! Wallabies are native to
Australia and can be found in many habitats. They live in packs or mobs
and when a fight breaks out they use their claws to jab, giving the
impression they're boxing. They're hind legs and long tail make them
perfect jumpers and so that is why some can be found in the UK. It is
thought they leapt to free Tom from -- freedom from zoos many years ago.
We have had some little sighs from our audience who are going, Ah! This
is a baby wallaby. This is Skye.She is cuter than cute. Look at her
feet. How old is she? Five months. Where are you hand-rearing her?
mum died and we have been hand-rearing her. How difficult this
a? Quite difficult, feeds the every four hours. Like a baby.Yes.
have to get up through the night? Yes. So they are called Joey's. May
I hold him? Yes. Keep her in her pouch. She is so sweet and so soft.
She is in this home made pouch? they have pouches so, she needs
somewhere warm and comfortable to live. She feels like she is in mum's
pouch. How long would they stay in the pouch? It can be up to a year.
And what things does she feed on? She is still on milk. But she is
eating leaves and fruit and vegetables and a lot of grass.
what is her future? We have a mob, or group of Wallabies here and she
will be integrated with the mob. She hopefully will get on fine. There
are some wall ouis -- Wallabies living wild in the UK? Yes some
esayed from zoos and -- escaped from zoos. They cope with the climate?
Yes where they come from in Australia, the climate is similar,
they do quite well. Radzi, could you do the honours with
a map? Yes, and how jealous eye that she
gets to hold that joey? The place you are most likely to see wallabies
is just there in the Peak District. It is not just sky that has been
bouncing around the New Forest? You are certainly right, Radzi,
because have a look at this. This is slack lining, and it only came to
the UK a few years ago but has already become a very popular sport.
The slack line here is about 50 millimetres wide. What a dismount!
Fantastic! These are the Maverick Slacklines is. This is the Boyd and
Russ. How long will it take me to get as good as Lloyd? With solid
commitment, couple of years. Amazing. Is this a sport you can
only do between two trees? Where can you take slack lining? Forests are
great, but you could take it down the beach, anywhere where you have
to anchors, you could set the line up and go. -- where you have two
anchors. Can it be a competition?It is a very dynamic sport was lots of
power to it. You can do things like that. Is it a sport for anybody,
mums and dads, boys and girls, grannies and grandads? Thereon no
limits. Get out there and get involved. I've got to have a go. It
is extremely wobbly, but you have set up... Oh, round of applause!
Incredible! This might look a lot smaller and not as bad but, trust
me, it is just as wobbly. How do I do this? Foot on the line, dead
centre. Don't step of. Arms in the air, stare at the tree, up you get.
Just stand on it and go? Thanks for first thing. Once you are on your
foot, it is like standing on a guitar string. That could have had a
lot of implications, that particular move. It is wobbly, isn't it?
have to get your foot placement and technique right, within a couple of
days you can start getting the hang of balancing and even walking.
not going to lie, I think I am ready to be let go of. Not a chance! Thank
you so much for coming along. Give this a go, look for slack lining.
Let the experts teach you and in two years you might be as good as Lloyd
over there. Wild is all about getting you out
there having fun in the outdoors, but our wild things got more than
they bargained for when they got a chance to spend the night in the
woods. There are lots of ways to go wild in
the UK. One of the best ways to experience the great out doors is to
go and sleep in it. 12-year-old Matthew is crazy about camping. He
has got all the gear, knows all the skills and is keen to show his
friends just how fun it can be, so he has brought them for a wild
woodland sleepover. What Matthew and his friends don't know is that this
will be a camping adventure with a treetop twist. My name is Matt. I
don't like reading and writing. name is Ollie. I don't like sport or
learning. My name is Kiran, I don't really like the outdoors or sport
but I like American football. name is Reese, I don't like rugby,
it is too muddy. Woodland expert Caroline has a little challenge to
help them learn more about where they will be spending the night.
You are here today at the Arboretum. That is different from a normal
woodland, we have trees from all over the world. It is a very good
place to go on a tree Hunt. You will be searching this area, I have some
tree cards for you with different pictures of Arc, leaves, twigs, bugs
and things and your challenge will be to see how many you can match.
You have ten minutes to find as many that one? I can't see the top. I
think that one is back up there. thousands of years ago, nearly all
of the Scottish Highlands would have been covered by great forests of
our country, it was traditionally planted to be made into bows like
Robin Hood would use. This is your last challenge. I swear, I have seen
that one. The big one appear?This one. I think it is this one. We've
got it right. It is a beech tree. Well done, you got all of them
right. This last one is a beech tree. It is a really tall, broad
Street. It has got lots of canopy and protection. It might be a good
place for you to camp, under a beech tree like this. We have a surprise
for you today, you will not be camping underneath a beech tree, you
will be camping and sleeping in a beech tree like this one. Awesome!
That is tall! You are lucky that I brought a hammock! Two it is very
tall. Reign good experience. I am scared of heights. I am very
excited. This will be a tall order, especially for Rhys, who does not
like heights. Climbing expert Vicky is here to show them the ropes.
is our tree, and those are going to be your sleeping platforms. The
reason we can climb that high and sleep in the tree is because this
equipment keeps us safe. I can guarantee, because I have slept in
the tree before, it is really comfortable. I will get you into
your armour, then we are ready to of ropes and pulleys to get to the
top of the tree. Rhys Brace Lee confronts his fear of heights. But
halfway up is far enough for him, so he decides to camp at ground level
instead, leaving the others to push on. It is a lot like flying. I have
found a branch. There is a leaf in my nose! It takes almost an hour,
but the boys make it to camp just as the sun is setting. They will be
spending the next eight hours suspended here high above the forest
floor. I know they say, don't look down, but I love looking down.
think the fact that we have managed to get this high is quite an
achievement. It is like we are floating in midair. It feels
exciting, but at the same time it is perilous and scary. There is a 50
feet drop from underneath me, or something. Wii I can hear what
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greeted by a spectacular wake-up call. There is quite a nice view, I
can finally see stuff. It is not as scary. In the night it was quite
quiet, but now there are so many different birds just squealing,
waking their sounds. It is strange when you wake up and you work -- you
realise that you are still up in the tree, really high up. Thumbs up,
definitely. It is time to return to Earth. And Rhys is waiting to
welcome them home. It was definitely more fun than sleeping on the
ground. It is a lot more exciting, you are swaying from side to side.
would say it is an exciting experience and you probably only
ever do it once. I am proud to myself for getting Bataille. I would
recommend to all of my friends that they do stuff like this.
We went wild! Hats off to them, fantastic effort.
You would not catch me up one of those trees is our next guest were
anywhere nearby. You have some Eurasian lynx in this enclosure?
have two females, one called Grishkin and one called Munchkin.
are trying to encourage them out, we can't see them at the moment but
they are looking at us? Absolutely, they will be keeping themselves nice
and camouflaged. We have been trying to spot them and none of us can see
them. But yesterday we got these pictures. They look like big
domestic cats. A few differences, they have the tough on the top of
that year to help with their hearing, it helps with picking up
low frequencies. They have a much shorter tail than a domestic cat,
they are about the size of a labrador dog but thinner. We will
keep our eyes peeled in case we see them. Hundreds of years ago there
were lynx roaming around the British countryside? Incredible. And there
is a serious debate about whether they should be reintroduced? Yes,
and I think the reason is the thought that we could maybe balance
nature out a little bit more by bringing in some apex predators,
they would be hunting and eating rodents like rabbits, hares, mice,
they would also be predating on deer, roe deer and youngsters of the
larger species. Would they attack humans? Not in the slightest, they
are waiting intelligent and they would come out of that keep out of
our way. Radzi, would you like to see lynx back in the UK?
That would be very cool, but I'm not sure I would like to bump into one
in my back garden! Now the moment we have all been waiting for, time for
to make a volcanic model, then I asked you to send your photos in.
There was one photo we could not go I will be challenging to him and
Naomi to make something wild in the forest. I have been seen to what
extent the wildlife here go to make shelters that are warm, close it,
protective, camouflaged and well hidden.
Squirrels big -- build nest is known as trays in the trees, from Moss,
twigs and grass. They can be quite a work of art. Then there are badgers,
who build setts Underground, they are often very intricate with the
whole network of tunnels. And Terry Wood ants create homes. They are
miniature master architects. You can't beat a good air horn. Tim
and Naomi, this is what you are going to be making. Your very own
den. Tim has gone in. You have two minutes to make one. Everything you
need is somewhere around here in the forest. Without further ado, we will
get the making started. Two minutes? Yes. Tim stumbles. If you want to
make your own den, you don't need to be in a forest, you can do it if
your bedroom or living room and use whatever materials you want. Whether
it is a blanket or a cardboard box. And if you do, take a photograph and
send it in to our e-mail address. Attach the photo and include your
parent or guardian's number so we can get in touch. If you want some
top tips, go to the web-site and search crazy creations to get some
tips on making an amazing den. Tim, how is it going? It has been a, as a
man I can make a perfect den. words from Warwood. What are you
talking about? It is perfect. how are you? How long did yours take
to make. A pit more than two minutes. -- a bit more than two
minutes. I made mine on my own. You may need some assistance. Yetting
the audience involved. Tim, yours is coming along nicely. Look at this
bad boy. We are going to have a water test at the end. You can't
stay in a den without it raining on you. I will be standing on twigs.We
have 20 seconds left. And then it is stop making. I remember I was in
Alaska and I was caught in the forest. Ten, nine, eight, even, six,
five, four, three, two, one! Stop making! OK. Tim and Naomi it is time
to get your coats on, you need to get in the dens and then the rain
will be pouring. First Naomi, our glamorous assistant will pour the
rain. Here is the water from the watering can. There isn't much
shelter from that den. It is like central heating. And now Tim.
I'm bone dry! Actually, I'm going to give this one to Tim Warwood!
Why? And... I didn't lose my eye. Why? You had help from the audience
and that is cheating in my book. What is that? That sound like a
distressed cat up a very tall tree and you're going to be rest cueing
it. Let's go. I am a bit wet. While I dry off. Let's meet special bird
into wildlife since I was about two. Birds are my favourites, because
there are so many species. What I love are birds of prey. At the
weekends, I volunteer for the RSPB. A charity dedicated to protecting
birds. I'm one of their youngest volunteers. I love talking to the
visitors about the importance of British wildlife. This is the wing
span of the fee ale goshawk. There is one bird in particular I love.
That is the gosh hawk. It is one of the biggest bird of prey in the UK.
It feeds off small mammals and birds. It can catch prey in its
talons as it flies. Today, I'm on a special mission. My friend Andy from
the forestry commission has invited many toe help -- me to help monitor
some goshawk chicks. They love nesting at the top of the trees. So
he is going to go and have a look. Andy is getting his harnesses and
safety checks done, because we don't want him falling out of the tree. It
is quite high up and there are very few branches to hang on to. He is
hoping to find two and a half week old chicks. He will put them in the
bag, close it and lower them down. He will remove the chicks so they
can be ringed. Ringing involves tagging a bird so it can be
monitored over time in the wild. Andy's put the chicks in the bag and
now, it looks like they're coming back again. We should rering them
any minute now. Once they're on the ground we need to work quickly, so
they can be returned back to where they belong. They have a good
feather. They seem to be growing well. Quite soft plumage. They
haven't grown their adult feathers yet. We check their health and their
weight and they're fitted with a ring. 510. This is the closest I
have got to a goshawk chick. You're only allowed to do this with a
licensed ringer. With all checks complete, the chicks go back to
their nest. Hopefully we will see these chicks as fully grown adults
next year. It was so good to get so close to all three of them. I hope I
get the chance to go climbing up a a creature that is one of the most
annoying, irritating, blood suck creatures in the forest. It is not
Dracula, it is the tic. This thing sucks blood of mammals and humans.
It is a pleasure to introduce Dr Tim Cockerill. What have you brought?
have some ticks, most people don't like ticks. But I think they're
cool. I have a special camera. Let's focus on these bad boys. These pots
have the same tick, this one has ticks that are not fed. These are
the small ones. Here is what a tick looks like when it is fed. That is
blood in the back of him? Yes they don't eat food, they suck blood.
do they find us then? Ticks don't have a nose and they have a special
trick, their nose is almost on the end of their legs and they wave
around their legs to smell. I like these. This is our scientific model.
If a tick was this size in real life. This what is it would be like
unfed. And then it sucks your blood. Then if it had a feed, it would be
this big. Imagine that on your neck! Get it off! I wouldn't like that to
pop. Here are the pictures. That is the nose and this is one that is fed
and exploded to that big size. and exploded to that big size.
is what it feeds with? Yes this is the mouth part and it uses these to
slice a hole in the skin of the animal it is feeding on and it has a
special tube to suck the blood out and it glues itself in. They do
carry diseases and people might get them we have them here. If you get a
tick what should you do? shouldn't worry. If you have been
walking in woods or long grass, check yourselves for tick F you get
one, you can use a special tool or a pair of tweezers and get hold of the
head and pull it out. Thank you, I'm starting to feel itchy now. What
this a Radzi? What can I hear? I'm more than excited, our feline
friend is still stuck in the tree and Naomi is going to rescue it.
Rhys will help you. Get a move on! You have chosen one with no
branches. Less talking, more action. Naomi! Naomi! I hope I don't hurt
you. We have the Wild support. Go on, nearly there. I'm stuck.Stand
up. I will get there.Get your knee in. That is the first part. I would
rather do this than those ticks! You're half way there. You have a
branch on your side. No, you have to grab it with your hands. Come on.
Yes! She is making her way up. can do this! Yes, Naomi. Nearly
there. Her cranny's on the phone. What this a cranny? -- her gran.
That is very nearly the end of the show. But we have more. We have some
photographs that have come in. This is from Matthew in Wales, having fun
in the trees. How good is that picture And a popular comment, we
have comment she says when I go to my cousin's house we build dens and
I always enjoy myself. And we have had Am per seeing I have seen
rabbits, ponies and deer in the New Forest. You're back. Yes we will be
back next week and we should be in the lochs of Scotland. If you have
been having a wild time on the water and you know wildlife that lives
near the water, send us a photo. all that is left to thank everyone
here at the New Forest. Thank you everyone! And of course our special
guests Rhys Brace everyone! Russ and Lloyd and Dr Tim Cockerill. And give
yourselves a round of applause, our Wild audience. That is the it for
the week. See you next week. Goodbye and go wild! Next week we have wet
and watery adventures. I master a new skill in search of a real
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.