As long as anyone can remember, if there's a critter problem in Kentucky, Ernie Brown Jr. - aka Turtleman - comes to the rescue. With his trademark celebratory yell following each successful capture, Turtleman safely reintroduces frisky critters to nature using his self-taught trapping style. Now, in Animal Planet's CALL OF THE WILDMAN, he'll go toe-to-claw saving Kentucky's deadliest and feistiest animals.No job is too tough or dangerous for Turtleman, and his years of bonding with wild animals allow him to use his animal instincts to save them.
For the past four decades, Turtleman has been diving into Kentucky's murkiest ponds in search of an animal capable of biting through bone. Accompanied by his canine companion, Lolly, and armed with backwoods wits as sharp as the steel blade he carries,
aptly named "Thunder," Turtleman has the uncanny ability to catch monster snapping turtles with his bare hands and return them into the wild unscathed.
Over the years, Turtleman has handled just about every species of wild animal those woods have to offer - including raccoons, skunks, snakes, venomous spiders and possums. An animal lover, native Kentuckian and local celebrity - partly due to a viral YouTube video that has received over 3.4 million views since 2008 - he's earned a living as an animal rescuer for the past 15 years.