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Local residents meets Turtleman

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Hagen Hedger and Haley Griffin stood in line for over seven hours to see Ernie Brown Jr., “The Turtle Man” recently at Lancaster, Ky.
Brown, from Marion County, Ky., is the star of Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman.”


On the show, the Turtle Man captures wild animals and relocates them.
Animal Planet announced the Turtle Man and his Turtle Team will be back for a second season. Nearly 1.3 million viewers tuned in to the season finale of “Call of the Wildman”, which helped Animal Planet achieve its highest ever Labor Day audiences.


Animal Planet has signed an agreement for 20 new episodes featuring Brown’s barehanded animal-catching antics.
The air date for next season has not yet been determined.