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Lakes

Our adventurous trio get wet and wild. Naomi goes in search of a monster of the deep while Tim attempts to use water power to get some serious air.


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all about the water, and Tim is desperate to show you his

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wakeboarding skills! He thinks he is really good! To be fair, he's not

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 42 seconds

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Warwood, here to make sure that your Saturday mornings are extremely

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wild! We have gone wild in the mountains and forests, today we are

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in the lochs Scotland with midges and rain! We are broadcasting from

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Loch Lomond, just outside of Glasgow, around about there. We have

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stacks of wildlife. People will think we have got snakes on the

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show, and you do not get snakes in lakes, do you? Well, actually...

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Please say hello to our crew! they look lovely? You have probably

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heard the lively lot in the background, our wild audience with

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Radzi! Hello, yes, don't let the weather fool you, these lot are

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excited, they are ready, aren't you?! Let's also say hello to our

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very special guest, a wakeboard supremo on the show, Lee! And let me

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answer the question as to why I am wearing this outfit... I am having a

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can it be?! I cannot wait to watch you do that! That is going to be

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brilliant. If that was not enough, we have got all of this, too!

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takes the plunge on the Trail of UK monster of the deep. While our wild

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things are set for a high and venture above the water. We will

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follow another rising star of the natural world as we delve into the

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wildlife of a long leg and wetland wader. And I later will be trying to

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keep my calm when I get up close to well out of the way of the crocodile

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friends later, but first I am very excited, we have got an animal

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encounter of the slithery kind. Gerbils! Are you kidding me? Mice!

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No, it is obviously snakes. I was going to say snakes, because they

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eat mice and gerbils. I used to think of snakes as exotic creatures,

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but here in the UK we have three of but that doesn't mean they are not

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there. These slippery sevens are masters of camouflage and like to

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keep a profile, none more so than our rarest snake, the super

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secretive smooth snake, which spends most of its time hiding out on the

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rocks. The venomous adder has fewer reasons to hide. It is a member of

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the viper family and the only animal in the UK with a bike potent enough

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to law a human being! And rounding out this British trio is the grass

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snake, crowing over one metre long, the largest of the three, just as at

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home in water as it is on dry land, making it a perfect first guest for

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this wild wetland show. Just so good to see them on the clip, and we are

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here with Graham, and you have brought some of these native species

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into serious. I have, yes. May I have a look? Who is this? This is a

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male grass snake. They are our largest species of snake. So these

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guys have got a very clever trick up their sleeve if a predator comes

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along. Yes, because they are totally harmless, the way they protect

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themselves is to either his at people or animals, or they will turn

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upside down, play dead. Because nobody wants to eat anything dead.

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Exactly. And the other thing they can do is release a horrible

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sticky, smelly substance from a planned on their bottom, which is

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very smelly. It stinks! It is really bad. What do they eat?They eat

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frogs, toads and fish. Sub a this environment. They should probably be

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called water snakes, not grass snakes. Just like the next snake, a

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smooth snake, he is no harm to us. We have not got one here. They are

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very rare and restricted to the south of England. They are also very

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wary, are they? Smooth snakes are constructors, like boa constrictors,

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but smaller. They will take mice and lizards and other snakes. You would

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not want to get close to the next snake, this is an adder, and this is

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our venomous snake. These are widespread, all over England, Wales

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and all over Scotland and some of the Scottish islands as well.

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they disarm their prey? They have two fangs at the front, and they lie

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in wait, they will bite their food and the venom will take effect, the

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food will die, the snake will then follow the -- swallow the prey

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headfirst. We have got to be aware, because they do have a nasty

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reputation. You would have to go to hospital if you were bitten. Yes,

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but they are very shy. How do you tell the adder apart from the smooth

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snake? The easiest way, if you are close enough, and don't get too

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close, is to look at the eye. Adders have red eyes with a vertical line,

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whereas the others have a round pupil. It does look a bit evil

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but... And the markings?They either have an ex on the back of their head

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or a V. Most adders have a very distinctive zigzag down their back.

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I am very privileged, thank you for bringing him in. We will put that

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one back in its box. We are lucky to live here in the UK, where we are

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able to go swimming in lakes, but there are some places around the

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world where you certainly wouldn't heaviest snake with the largest

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recorded specimen is weighing about the same as three fully grown men

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and with a body almost as long as a bus! Because of their huge bulk,

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these formidable hunters are most at home in the water, stalking the

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wetlands of South America in search of prey like these, giant rodent

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capybara. Once they get hold of a victim, they wrapped the enormously

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powerful body around and around, constricting the animal until its

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heart stops beating. Then they swallow it whole, making these

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super-sized sevens the top predators in their watery world. Would you

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believe it, we have got a Green Anaconda on the programme, look how

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big this snake is. You have got a close-up camera that is going to go

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in the water, be careful. She should be OK. Thank you ever so much. It

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looks very at home in the water. is a semi aquatic animal, they spend

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a lot of time in marshes and a slow-moving river systems. On land,

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they are quite cumbersome. They are really stealthy and sleek and can

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hold their breath for about ten minutes. Look at him camouflage

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himself under the reeds, he looks camouflaged in the wetlands. Where

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this snake would come from, with his markings, he will blend in well be

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natural plans you find in South America. He will sit and wait for a

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sizeable animal. Are you getting a good shot? What do they eat?

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smaller ones eat fish, wading birds. So quite big birds, really. You are

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talking about an animal that can be eight metres in length. I am round

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about 1.8 metres, thereabouts! us how big eight metres is. Up to

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nine metres. Look at that! Can you imagine a snake that size? And that

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can eat animals like dear! Capybara, the world 's largest rodent. How do

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they swallow? They have got stretchy ligaments, that helps them eat food

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that is bigger than their mouth, they can need animals the same width

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as their own body. The largest Anaconda had a sick conference of 50

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inches. Thank you very much, do you fancy going for a swim with Fluffy

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here? Most definitely not, but that Anaconda is without a shadow of a

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doubt a wild wetland wonder, what do we think of it? It is big and cute.

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Jude?! That is not the word I would go for myself! Have you found any

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snakes in the UK? My dad found an adder in the garden. If you want to

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find out more about the snakes in the UK, go to the website. Check out

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our UK snake page. You may have noticed there are shows all over the

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BBC, nature shows that are part of the summer of wildlife season. As

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well as TV programmes, there are also events happening all over the

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UK where you can get involved, get hands-on with wildlife and you can

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pick up one of these booklets and have fun with that. Get involved

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with the summer of wildlife season event! We want to see you getting

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out and about, and last week I asked you to send in photos of you getting

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wild in the wetlands, and there is one in particular we could not go

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without showing, it is from Sarah. She is on a wild waterfall walk, a

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bit of alliteration, very cool. have been asking you to send us

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comments about your watery sports, and Smiley Bird as they are a great

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way to enjoy the outdoors. Amethyst says I do body boarding in Cornwall,

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you can't beat the serve there. this way, you may have noticed I

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have not mentioned this week's four bit, but I am super excited about

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what we have got in store this week, so excited that I would give

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you a sneaky pic. Take a look out there, that is all you're going to

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get, I am afraid. You are going to have to stay tuned if you want to

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find out what we have got in store, but before then how about some

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watery? What was that, then?! Was that a

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bouncy castle? I give up with him sometimes! In answer to that

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question about watery adventure, that I can deliver, because our next

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guest was born to be out there. He is not a fish, he is a man who can

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pull off moves you thought would never even possible. Don't believe

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me? Take a look at this! 25-year-old Lee is already established as one of

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the UK's leading wakeboard riders. It is a sport that combines elements

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of water skiing, snowboarding and serving, and he is never happier

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than when he is hurtling across the water or getting some serious

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airtime. He has travelled all over the world showcasing his skills as a

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competitor and a coach. He is a national champion and has also won

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team gold at European level. Now he wants others to enjoy the thrill of

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this high adrenaline sport, so he is using his wakeboarding talents to

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himself is with us, lead, that clip was phenomenal! How on earth did you

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get into wakeboarding? One of my friends was really keen, he took me

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down to the local lake, I just got involved that way and never left.

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And, you know, is it a sport that you can do just lakes, or can you do

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it anywhere? Absolutely anywhere, there are lots of cable parks

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popping up, which is a telling system that pulls you around the

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lake. You can do it behind jet skis, inflatable boats. You do not need a

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lot of power, anything to pull you along. What is your favourite trick?

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I am going to hopefully try and show you, the first trick. Wicked! Aside

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from competing, you do teaching as well, what do you enjoy about

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teaching? I really enjoy my job, I am doing something I love, helping

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people get into the sport, which has given me a great lifestyle, just

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watching people learn, it is great, amazing. Well, listen, you look

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pretty ready to go, we have got Raymond over there, when this rope

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goes tight, can you give all the youngsters back home some top tips?

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Just get a good coach, relax and there. I want to be there.

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Here he goes. Oh that was amazings! Did you see that?

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The thing to note with wake boarding, it is very much like

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snowboarding and ski boarding, you can ride with your right foot

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forward or your left foot board. Lee rides with his right foot forward,

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look he will switch it around here. He will do a little 180 and he will

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be riding with his left foot forward. Let's see if he can do

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this? He is riding backwards. It is like writing with your left-hand.

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Look how easy he makes it look. Look at that! Wallop. He is just hanging

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off the back there. Give him a wave. Hi Lee!

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How amazing is that? It is choppy. Perfect conditions as well. For wake

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boarding, you like to be nice and flat, no waves. Oh, that was

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amazing. Well, there he goes. Off into the sunset. The inflatable

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whatever it is. Well, there we go, he has given us a wave and he is

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off. That makes me want to go and have a go at that now, but

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unfortunately it is not my turn for an adventure, no. It is Naomi's

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chance to get wet and wind and she I'm standing in a place that's about

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as far away from the sea as it is possible to get in the UK and yet my

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challenge today is to go and look for one of the country's fearsome

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underwater predators. A real monster of the deep and it lives under

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there! Now, I have been swimming with truly

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terrifying animals around the world. Yet there is a fish here in this

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lake in the middle of England that also gives me the heb gebies. I'm

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going to take the plunge. Yes, I'm going to learn to dive!

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Diving is completely new to me so before I'm let loose in the lake, I

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need to get to grips with the gear This is so cool. I love it. This is

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so awesome. I can just breathe on the bottom of a swimming pool. This

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is fantastic. I'm getting my buoyancy right and my breathing

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correctly, talking to the camera! I just keep turning up side down!

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I have got a gauge here to tell me how much air I have left. So I have

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got to keep a close eye on that. I have only got #40e left. -- 40 left.

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I feel like a mermaid, but I look like a James Bond spy! Well, I'm

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sort of getting the hang of this. I don't want to talk too soon, but

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maybe it is time to go looking for some pike. And it is the pike a real

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murky monster that all this dive training has been for. An ambush

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predator that will eat almost anything it can overpower including

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ducks. There has been stories that pike have had a snap at some pet

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dogs that have strayed too close to the water's edge. Apparently they

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have 700 needle sharp teeth. That's ten times more than a crocodile. Who

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needs the the Loch Ness monster when you have the pike, e, h? I don't

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think I want to do this anymore. It is too late now. It is time to get

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in the water. It is quite murky, isn't it? I can't see a lot. I

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haven't got very good visibility. If you know me at all, you know I'm

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pretty nervous underwater. I'm all right because this is a lake so I

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know a shark is not going to come out of nowhere. But pike are pretty

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large fish and that could make me jump quite a lot. This is cool! It

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is a lot bluer than I thought it would be. I thought it would be

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really green and murky, but it is still quite blue despite the rain.

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The biggest and most legendary pike is called the andorick pike. Its

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head is on display in Edinburgh. That weighed in at 40 to 40

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kilogrammes, which is the size of weight of an average 12-year-old.

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I'm really hoping I don't meet one that size today. I really want to

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see one now. I am in incredit -- they are incredibly camouflaged so

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they can stay hidden in the weeds. So I may struggle to find one

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because I may not be able to see it. Come on pike, show us your ugly mug!

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Aren't you pretty? These are called perch. These are the main prey

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species of the pike. They have a little bit of protection because

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they have got sharp spines on their fins and tail so that gives them a

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little bit of protection and they are not really any match for the

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visibility and there don't seem to be any pike around here so I am

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aafraid I'm going to have to leave this monster behind and its hundreds

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of teeth and go and get dry and Well, I was pretty nervous at the

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start of that and I am glad I did it. Was it fun?It was fun and I

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will do it again, but it is a shame we didn't see the pike. I can

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introduce you to a friend that could have been in there. Look at this

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pike skull. That is just its head so that means

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it would have been that big. I'm kind of glad I didn't bump into

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unwith of them now. Which goes to prove actually that lakes and

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wetlands are teaming with massive wildlife, big guys like that.

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isn't just the giants we are interested in. We want to big up the

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small guys. Our aim is to uncover the credentials of the little guys

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in the Battle of the Beasties. yes, it is that time of week when

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Tim and Naomi go head-to-head with their wild contenders. So step into

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the ring and Tim and Naomi have chosen their wild contender a and

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they are going to batmed over three rounds and they have -- battle over

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three rounds and they have to convince me and the wild audience

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with fascinate fascinating facts that their contenders deserves a

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place here. It has not been an easy task, the lakes and the wetlands are

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overflowing with wildlife. So who will they choose? Facts win prizes

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so I brought an animal to the table which has millions of facts coming

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out of its eyes. It is the rasp spider. I have got the winner here.

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It is the dreamy dragonfly. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Well It is it is time to put the facts forward. Moves and grooves.

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Drogon flies have more -- dragon flies have more moves than grooves.

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Dragon wards can fly backwards and up side down. I can do up side down

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too. They can travel at speeds of up to 30mph. I can go 30mph in my mum's

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car. Nimhths can project water out of

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their bottoms, can you do that Tim? Can you? Let me tell you something

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about this spider. It can walk on water! Yeah, oh yeah. It has got

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hairy legs which enables it to walk along without breaking the surface

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tension of the water. I have got hairy hetion legs -- hairy legs, but

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I cannot do that. So scurrying noose the early lead is

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the raft spider. We go into killer instinct Ladys First.

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I am not a lady. Dragon flies are aerial predators. They will eat

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anything like mosquitos, and nats and moths and butterflies and yes,

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they eat bees. Dragon flies spend most of their lives underwater.

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Dragonfly babies will eat just about everything, including each other!

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Snooze when you were talking all I heard was nnnnnnnnn. Did you really

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are? The raft spider hunts above and below the water. Yes, it eats pond

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skaters. It eats smaller spiders and it eats fish. I mean, I I eat fish.

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Anyway, this is the best bit. This is the killer blow because would you

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believe it, the raft spider eats dragon flies! Yeah. I hear you, when

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it comes to killer instinct, it is not just the weather that's pouring

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it on, it is Naomi's dragonfly because they eat each other.

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It is the knock out round! Dragon flies have the largest eyes

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in the insect world. They take up their entire heads. Not only can

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they see you as they are flying towards you, they can see you as

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they are flying away. I can see. That's not a spider fact,

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Tim. Raft spiders, they are our largest

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native spider and the females can have bodies as big as �1 coins.

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Dragon flies were around 70 million years before dinosaurs and their

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wingspan was as long as my arm. Pre-historic, yeah, that's cool.

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Raft spiders OK, trap air in the hairs on their body. So when they

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are underwater, they have got a readily available oxygen supply that

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can breathe underwater. They can walk on the top of it and breathe

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underwater. I want to be a raft spider.

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Well, that marthe end of the battle of the beasties. Super powers wins

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that round for me and scurrying into the Winner's Enclosure is Tim. Make

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sure you tune in next week as we are going to be doing it again. So see

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then who takes the title. Tim, can you teach me how do that

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finger thing? Maybe one day.If you have seen weird and wonderful

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wildlife, see if you can take a photo of it. Send it in to us along

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with your parent or guardian's phone number.

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This place is positively teaming with wildlife. The lake and wetlands

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are full of it and some creatures have had to adapt to highly amazing

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genius survival techniques. Here are our top tips for sub arriving in

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lakes and weapons. Beavers build dams, creating areas of deep water

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to protect their lodges. These complex structures are made with

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trees cut down by an impressive set of incisor teeth. The beavers' top

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Tip - always carry the right tools. Ducks used the land is positioned

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near their tail to produce a special oil which they rub onto their

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feathers using their peak. It creates a protective barrier,

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causing the water to run straight and stops them getting soggy. Their

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top Tip, always pack your water proves! Newts can breathe both in

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and out of the water. As well as air breathing lungs, they can also

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absorb oxygen from water directly through their skin, so they don't

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need to keep coming up from air. Keep your options open! The water

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shrew burns energy so quickly it needs to feed almost continuously,

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but it has a secret weapon - venomous saliva helps to paralyse

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its prey. Its top tip, always keep the tankful. And lastly, leeches -

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they are the vampires of the aquatic world, using alien like Jaws to

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latch on and suck the blood of their victims. These greedy grabbers can

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drink several times their own weight in blood in one go, so drink plenty

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of liquid. Did you see it reading on that fish?! Welcome back, Tim

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Cockrell, you have brought some lovely beasties for us to have a

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look at. We have some lovely leeches. Leeches, good!There are

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over 30 different types in the UK, and this is the only one that will

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feed on human blood, it gets up to 20 centimetres long. It is closely

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related to the earthworms in your back garden. I didn't know that! How

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do they suck your blood? They have got hundreds of tiny teeth in three

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rows, shaped like an inside out triangle, and they stick on to the

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animal they are going to suck the blood of, and that is what they do.

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I am not going to put my hand in there, but I understand you are

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going to have a go! Let's see how they react to you. Oh, straightaway,

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it instantly attached to your finger! They detect the movement and

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they can also taste, they use that movement to detect a host. How do

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you get them off? If you get a leech on you in this country, it is

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unlikely to be this type, it is really rare. In the jungle, when we

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get these, we scraped them off with a fingernail. We want to see if we

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can do a play experiment, not suck your blood, but we have got a model

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here, it is Tim Warwood with sausage skin lakes filled with blood. Sorry

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if you are eating your breakfast! We are going to put that in with the

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leeches and see how hungry they are. So they should sense it is there,

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should they? It is warm as well, so it might take a few minutes. He just

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wants to float around, I am going to leave him. When they start feeding,

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they can consume five times their own body weight, so they get huge.

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It is like a painkiller that they inject, an anaesthetic, so you

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cannot feel anything. They also inject damn anticoagulants to stop

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the blood from clotting, so it flows freely. These ones are medicinal, so

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they help out in medicine. They have been used for hundreds of years in

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medicine, if you have got a blood clot, it helps the blood flow.

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going to cut them some slack, because they do a good job, but they

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are a bit disgusting. I will come back a bit later to see if they has

:33:26.:33:36.
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bound Tim's lovely legs. This is my love all British wildlife. On an

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average weekend, I feed my budgies each day. Sometimes I have to clean

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them out and check on the babies and whatever is happening with them. But

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what I really love is helping to protect endangered species of birds.

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On the weekends, I like to help my dad out at work, looking after a

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this area of England with cranes, because they used to be no cranes in

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this part of Britain. When I go to crane school, I wear a special suit.

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We use this to stop the cranes thinking we are humans. Now I have

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got my suit on, I am going to get some food, get my crane head, which

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were used to feed them, and now I can feed the birds. I am going to

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have to be quite quite so I don't scare the baby cranes. I have got to

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wash my feet to make sure there are captivity. They have never lived in

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the wild or had a mum. But when they get old enough, they will be

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released. I started helping at crane school when I was 11, I helped feed

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them when they were young and helped walk them to keep them exercised, so

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they don't get any problems with their legs. The other cranes grow

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around one centimetre every day. That is really fast, considering it

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takes me two months to grow that much. I love coming here to see how

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were actually try to fly, so we want to keep them in this enclosure until

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they get released. Jethro is heavily involved in working with the birds.

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The crane checks have to be walked every day, and Jethro is part of the

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team who help us. They actually walk about ten miles in their flourish.

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feel quite proud that I have helped the crane prepare for life without

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take them back to their pens until cranes I walked were good followers,

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and they all had good exercise. One went in the water, which is good,

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because the water is the best way of exercising them, and I think today

:36:37.:36:47.
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that video! In case you were wondering why he wore that outfit,

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it is so that the baby cranes don't confuse him with their mother. It

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was not just Jethro, take a at this. That is the WILD crew getting stuck

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in, as usual, well done, guys. Let us know if you see any wildlife when

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you are out and about. If you have got a photo of yourself doing

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watersports or with some watery wildlife and you want to get your

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getting around on the water, and some animals like to wait slowly

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through the water, like the cranes we just saw, but other animals

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prefer a slightly faster pace of life.

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Lots of animals have learned to move fast through the water - some even

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use jet, sucking in water and firing it out to accelerate at speed. Harsh

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jet. Ingenious! Now we humans are getting in on this jet propelled

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action. This is fly boarding, it looks bonkers, and it is, but it is

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also a lot of fun. Using jet powered boots and gloves that should add

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powerful streams of water, it allows the wearer to fly up to ten metres

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in the air. It even works underwater, turning you into some

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sort of human Dolphin. And I for one cannot wait to have a go.

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I can honestly say I am very excited, I am like a kid with five

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Christmases at once, because I am about to have a go. Where did you

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find this? I love gadgets, I found it on the internet, contacted the

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manufacturer, and I got it first in the UK. Is this something that

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anybody can have a go at? Anybody about 16, about five feet. How high

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do people go? How fast? Up to 25 feet, professionals can go to 35

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feet. Speeds of up to 20 mph. can do a lot of tricks, flips and

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dives. With special equipment, you can do all that sort of stuff.

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not going to be doing that today, but irony. Can you do this anyway?

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Lakes is the best environment, it is closed, it is not saltwater, lakes

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are best. Enough chap, I am ready for this. What have I got to do?

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Keep your eyes on me, stable act, relaxed the top half of your body

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 42 seconds

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much do you want to have a go at that?! I hope we can get him down!

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He is brilliant at it. We will get him out of that paraphernalia, so

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let's take a look at a dinosaur of When it comes to wetland warriors,

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the Cayman takes some beating. They may be smaller than reptilian

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relatives like the saltwater crocodile, but these aquatic hunters

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are every bit as lethal. Pretty much any thing is on the menu, fish,

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birds, mammals, and when times are tough, they will even eat each

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other. Like all crocodilians, they are armed with an impressive set of

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teeth, up to 75 sharp and Steve used to finish off their prey, making the

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Cayman watery wildlife with real hard! And we have got a Cayman.

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Terry, thank you for bringing this, a three-year-old came in. He is

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called a spectacled Cayman. You can see on the top of his eyes, he has

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bony ridges that look like a pair of spectacles. Hasn't he got beautiful

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eyes? Like the anaconda, he loves the wetlands. They love large water

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bodies in Central and South America. This guy is only a

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juvenile, and fully grown he will get to about two metres and

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developed quite a nasty personality. But the Anaconda we saw earlier

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would eat him for breakfast. Most definitely. Look at this guy, he has

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got a really flat head, his eyes and nostrils on the top of his head, so

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he will sit stealthily waiting for animals at the water 's edge, he

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will grab them with a strong jaws. There is a lot of pressure

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developing with the muscles behind his head, he will grab his prey.

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Alternatively, at night-time, he will wait for anything to swim by.

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They look prehistoric. They are the least changed of any animals from

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their prehistoric ancestors, 65 million years in this form. They are

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obviously doing something right. What star audience make of this

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predator? We are more than impressed over here! That was incredible. Now

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it is time to get creative, it is time for my favourite part of the

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and you to send in photos, and you did. Let's take a look at a couple

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of them. Our first one is from Ellis in Hertfordshire, and he looks very

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cosy in that then. The second one is by Abby and Sophie, both ten, and

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they have made a cracking den, loving your work. So far this week

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we have seen wildlife in the UK and further afield, so I thought, how do

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you get wildlife to come into your back garden? My crazy creation this

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week as the answer. Ponds are not just for goldfish, and in fact if

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you want a slice of wetland wildlife, a pond really is the

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the auk and they are a popular feature in many gardens. They

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provide a homes for plenty of weird ads wonderful creatures. Everything

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from spiders to water walking walking pond skaters. Plants are the

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key to success successful wildlife. Don't take my word for it, want to

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see for yourself by making your own magnificent mini pond. Well, we are

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going to be making something which will attract the wildlife. This is

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our very own mini pond. Yes, you have two minutes in which to make

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it. Take your positions without further a do, let's get the party

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started. Off you go! Thank you, sir.

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Now, first of all, all you need is water proof container and then you

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need rainwater, not tap water. Today, we are lucky. We have got a

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lot of rainwater. I'm going to get you back for that! Then you have to

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plants in it. Plants oxygen ate the water. Put sand in the water. It

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allows the insects to bury themselves in it. It it is important

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to have something for toads and frogs to enter and exit. That's a

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hiding space and I will put big stones over it to allow a nice

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little entry, otherwise the creatures can't get into and out of

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the water. If you go to our website, you will get nor information. Take a

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photo and e-mail in to us. Our e-mail is always the same. Now,

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let's take a look at you and how you are getting on so far. I'm going to

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be judging yours harshly. This is the escape route! Absolutely. You're

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going to need that. You're going to need one of those otherwise you are

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going to have the forfeit and it will involve that water, Tim, oh

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yes, it is. It is freezing. 20 seconds left is

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the official time. Naomi, yours is looking very nice. Come on Tim, get

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stuck in. We have got five seconds. Four, three, two... , one. Stop your

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making. Tim, you are not even close my friend. The winner is Naomi. Not

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a chance. Not a chance. Not a chance. You go and get yourself

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ready for your forfeit and while he goes and gets himself ready, the

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forfeit, I haven't told you what it is. Take a look out there! Oh yes,

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that's where you are going to be a human canon ball. You are going to

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be in that water. No!Let's go and catch up with our very own wild

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Wherever you are in the country, you are never far from a lake, loch or

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reservoir and they are perfect for getting wet and wild. Natasha loves

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getting out on the water. And now it is time her friends got involved as

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well. It is time to get out and go wild. My name is Natasha. And the

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things that I hate is being in the dark. Hi my name is Milly. I hate

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exams. My name is Lauren. I hate tomatoes. Hi my name is Maddie. I

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hate... I forgot what I hated! there is one sport that is

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particularly difficult master, it is wake boarding. So instructor Trevor

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is here to give a helping hand. see want to have a go? Yeah.Let's

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go. Come on. While the girls get kited up, the second instructor owe

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Owen, shows off some of his wake and her friends who are starting to

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feel the pressure. You look very nervous. OK, guys, are you ready?

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Yes. Let's go then, shall we? Who is first? I am.OK, let's go Natasha.

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I'm scared. I think it will be exciting though. Irish Government's'

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not good -- I'm not good on water. As it is their first time on the

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water, the girls will be trying out the sit ski.

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How is that? It is all right.Is it you can do it!

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 42 seconds

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That was not a great start. Are you Was it scary? It kind is to begin

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with. You have to like hold on tightly. I don't know how far we

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have to do that. It is time for Natasha's friends to

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get over the nerves and hit the # Let's p go crazy until we see the

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# I know we only met # Tonight let's get some

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 42 seconds

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# And live while we can # It is fun p falling off!

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What's the hardest bit about it? When there is big waves. It was

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really fun. Would you do it again? Yes. It was really fun. I think I

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would do it again. Well, it looks like Natasha

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convinced her friends that a day on the water is a load of fun. Anyone

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can have a go and love it. One day I might have a go at that ramp over

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there! We love Wild!

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That looks so much fun. I would like to give that a go. Great work girls,

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we loved your film. While you were watching that, Tim has got himself

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into visit. He looks like a slug.He is getting into position and

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somebody is going to jump on the other end of that inflatable and

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that's going to launch him and catapult him into the water and it

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will be very funny to watch. He should have made a better pond.

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Count him down from five, everyone. Five, four, three, two, one.

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LAUGHTER I think it was a soft landing, but

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it is cold in there, isn't it? This water is straight off the Highland

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Mountains. Do you think he enjoyed it? I don't think so.Can we see it

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again in slow motion? Just so we can have another laugh.

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That is awesome. LAUGHTER

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I love it. I love it. He should have made a better pond. You want to make

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a pond, the instructions are on our website. Make a crazy creation of

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your own and send us a photo with an escape route. That's very important.

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Send them in with your name and with your parent's or guardian's number.

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Jay is in Slimbridge canoeing. have got a comment from Back

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Climbing Cherry, "hi Wild! I do waterboarding and knee boarding."

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Another viewer says, " I do swimming and knee boarding and surf too."

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Let's see how our leaches have changed. They have grown

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significantly haven't they? That's gross. They have taken a liking to

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Tim. Here he is.Once again, cold and wet on a Saturday morning.

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him a round of applause. I didn't even make the water! I went

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like this and I got whiplash. you OK? It was good fun.

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Next time you will make a better pond. Well, shall we say thank you

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to everybody who looked after us so well today? Thank you very much to

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Loch Lomond Wakeboard. Thank you to our special guests and

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the person on the fly board. Thank you to our slithery and snappy

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friends as well. And give the Wild audience an applause.

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They have been covered in midges all morning. We are going to leave you

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with a hint of what's coming up next week. Next week is our urban show.

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If you have done any city wildlife, or a trip down your wildlife park,

:57:21.:57:31.
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get in touch. So until next Coming up next time, Wild goes

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urban. Our team of wild things have a night

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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 get wet and wild. Naomi goes in search of a monster of the deep while Tim attempts to use water power to get some serious air. Wild adventurer Natalie and her friends experience the thrills and spills of wakeboarding. Meanwhile, Jethro explains why he spends his weekends pretending to be a crane. Radzi tries to keep order in the Battle of the Beasties and has yet another Crazy Creation for Tim and Naomi to master, who will win? And what will the loser's forfeit be?


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