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Parents' Guide to

Call of the Wildman

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Mild animal rescue show stars colorful Kentucky woodsman.

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 4+

Call of the wildman- Turtleman #1

Call of the wildman, is one of the best t.v. shows ever! a learning experience with footnote details about the animals, searing excitement watching Ernie Brown Jr. aka "Turtleman" rescuing all sorts of animals and critter.You just feel the total goodness of this couragous talented man. I am so glad this show is on for us to enjoy. God bless you Ernie Brown Jr. and friends, we love you!
age 3+

Great family show!

This is a great family show! My 6 and 9 years love the show (as do I) and Turtleman is a great role model. There is no swearing and Turtleman really loves and respects the animals he catches (and removes). Turtleman may come off as bit of a backwards, but he is clearly a lot smarter than what his simple image lets on. From what I have read on line, Turtleman is the real deal and not just a TV creation. He is a local legend in KY and really in this to spread his love for all animals. Great TV and I am looking forward to more episodes.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Turtleman, who became a local celebrity after a YouTube video about his turtle hunting went viral, demonstrates his unique bond with the wild, as well as his flair for tracking, snaring, and wrestling various animals and reptiles native to the area. Throughout it all, he offers some humorous commentary about his genuine affection and concern for these animals.

Some folks may find the animal rescue work featured here interesting, but viewers will most likely find Turtleman's country lifestyle, which includes no running water and an outhouse, curiously entertaining. Overall, it's the kind of show that families can tune into and enjoy.

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