Animal Field Trip!

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that's you snapping turtle yeah yeah yeah one [Applause] on this episode of coyotes backyard we will be heading out to explore a place that I consider my childhood backyard the Holden Arbor a dummy established in 1931 this wild place spans 3,600 acres in Northeastern Ohio and is home to a wide variety of plants and animals when I was a kid I spent my summers searching this location for frogs snakes and turtles so today I will be taking a trip down memory lane as I lead members of the coyote pack around the grounds to search for wildlife so I put up these ears if I get Cigna guys like this because I've seen something every day I'll be stupid oh I guess that works do you wanna do that that kind of like that that's so smart what's your name Rigsby Rigsby decided that this is going to be the coyote symbol I like it here give me like a coyote okay so this will be the coyote symbol today which means be quiet something's been seen and that's be quiet and like everybody's sound good yeah you guys got your Maps okay what are you doing all right so right now we are sinking up on the Lotus palm which is our first spot where we're gonna actually start looking for animals and everybody's excited now there are snapping turtles snakes and frogs that live here it's just a matter of can we catch one [Applause] okay let's bring it back here into the shade a little bit the good news is that we have caught our first animal but he's just a little tiny frog right we want to see a really big bullfrog don't we what that it's a little tiny one well all frogs are pretty much created equal and is pretty cute isn't he so you guys know kind of frog this is a bullfrog that's right that's a good one it's nice to see these little tiny frogs like this because it means the ecosystem is incredibly healthy and the tadpoles are turning into frogs now a frog of this size let's go on predators out there you guys know what do you frog like this snap you're not a coyote right my snake kitty a frog like this yep and he's probably thinking to himself right now oh look at all these coyote pack members is there any but you wouldn't eat this frog would you now frogs are totally safe to catch and patent alright well hopefully we'll catch a bigger one but this is a good start so far we are one for one watch how he swims off you guys ready yeah the leaves should we go back oh well this is the part where somebody should give you a high five high five high five alright let's go find something a little crazy sometimes you stand up in the right place at the right time that's a pretty good sized Midland painted turtle right there and this time of day the turtles are just basking up on top of these reed beds absorbing light and I see the back of the carapace here all of that space right there's kind of like a solar panel right there relying on the Sun to heat them up so that they can go out and hunt this turtle does have some algae on its shell often times you don't see painted turtles with algae on the shells because they spend so much time basking in the Sun the Sun kills the algae and then their shell is usually very smooth but you for some reason because you probably live in this real mucky area have gotten a lot of algae on you what do you guys want to name this one what picasso cuz these are painted oh okay you guys want to go with picasso yeah every once in a while you got to give one to Mario otherwise he'll cry that's the only one Mario all right you guys ready to let Picasso go yeah all right mark you got your shots I did all right I'm gonna just put Picasso out here in the that's just not a girl sure certainly do okay it's 100 percent of snapshot far side of the pond okay you guys can't see it from here it supply those by those green plants catchable yeah definitely is its faced its faced in the wrong dress I mean there's no way to make a play on it when it's up like that so we're gonna work for the moment but we are gonna go around this side the good thing about where it's positioned is we're not going to disturb it on that side and there's no people walking over there so right here by these rocks there are a lot of water snakes so that's gonna be our immediate target now good news is that I see snapping turtle there's potential for sand patrols all throughout this pond there's about four of them that live in here the good news is that we see one right I do see a snapping turtle converse NC a snapping turtle well I'm gonna do is have you guys wait right here Mario's gonna go with me and I'm gonna sneak up right by these rocks here and see if I can get some water snake everything that isn't quite me this this is dangerous so we're not gonna pet this one it's very feisty as you can see I'm already bleeding that there's a northern water snake you don't normally want to jump on rocks to catch snakes but today we definitely need to see the animals right and that didn't take me long did it now let me teach you guys a little some of my water snakes they bite right now notice the pattern of this snake the pattern is very distinct you see that see that speckle patterning that kind of looks like a water moccasin kind of looks like a copperhead people oftentimes misidentified the northern water snake for one of those venomous species however this is non-venomous but they do bite now why am i bleeding as much as I am it's not because they have big teeth it's because they have an anticoagulant in their saliva has anybody ever heard that term anticoagulant basically it causes you to bleed a lot and the blood doesn't clot right so it doesn't kind of stop bleeding so this is just gonna keep dripping see that mark yeah and you know else he's doing oh no no biting no biting he's also muskie oh close to the camera are you guys ready to put this thing all I should get my nose you guys ready to get the snake back out in the wild yeah he is biting all right here we go Malone go right back where he came from all right I'm gonna set him down my body all right so can anybody do all right scan it this edge for snapping turtles it's dark and shading right here so it's really tough to see into the lawn these beasts are moving out which is good music once scarce avatar once we get over there if the geese are acting natural it means that the environment is natural and hopefully we can land a dragon we hang out here in the shade okay the snapping turtles off this edge here I think he went deeper but I'm gonna sneak up on this edge just to see if I see something I'm gonna move all along the edge of this so you guys stay here with mark okay our mark you come with me I'll come with it okay Mark's come with me everybody stay right here like that yep ah got one oh that's all bonus right there man he almost slipped on my hands he is so slimy now before anybody gets any closer here we go one right let's not get pinned by it especially me now this is noseless I don't know if you can see from there but he doesn't have a nose something having him early on in life probably fighting with another turtle but as you can see they're very very snappy right so you see where Marcus you guys can get to about where Mark is don't anybody get any closer because the turtle's head is facing that direction okay right there good good good good perfect awesome guys now we can pet the Saffy turtle at the very end I will turn it backwards on one at a time we can come up and pet its tail okay now noseless is one of the most consistent common snapping turtles that I have caught here at the hole number eight always seems to be hunting around the edges of Heath Pond and I still think you're incredibly handsome even though you don't have a nose because it makes you very very unique looking it makes you very easy to identify now can we just for like two seconds can we be calm everybody's here they want to see you you know we go through this once a year once you see smiling for you guys but he would really like to bite me so this is a common snapping turtle of about average size right for me to catch turtle this size I'm really excited about it right but well be even more exciting is a super enormous turtle but this looks pretty big to you guys right yeah that's a pretty big turtle now can we think of any predators for snapping turtle of this size what would eat a turtle this size we think maybe but there's no alligator snapping turtles around here the honest answer is only humans so you guys know the people make turtle suit sometimes a no turtle soup for you no soup for you buddy don't worry about it you're totally good a turtle of this size really doesn't have any predators now when they're smaller baby comets having turtles are just a little bit bigger than that so a turtle that size could be eaten by a bird or a larger turtle or a snake or even like a largemouth bass you guys know a bass all right all right mark can you kind of see his tail from there yep we kind of turn like that you guys see that dragon looking tail I have to keep a good eye on the front end now one thing that I love about these Turtles tails is I'm gonna kind of really delicately okay no nose noses hey buddy I'm gonna let go with that hand don't you try to spin invite me we're gonna look at your tail check out those ridges these are osteoderms which are pieces of bone covered in skin scale and at this point some really gnarly looking algae look at that looks just like the tail of a dragon let's look at the plastron of the snap meter already we're bringing them up take a good look at that guy's okay there we go all right you see that now the plastron of the common snapping turtle is much smaller than other turtle species and that's why they have evolved to have this very gnarled skin sharp claws and that powerful bite whoo hold on one second guys it's gila wrap up here and then everybody can pet noseless his tail how's that sound well I would definitely say that that was one epic adventure we caught all sorts of creatures and in the end landed one enormous common snapping turtle I'm coyote Peterson be brave we'll see on the next adventure you guys ready let this turtle go Wow nice all right the Holden Arboretum is the location that is truly near and dear to my heart and I visit every chance that I get their continued preservation of the natural world has defined them as one of the top locations in the United States to enjoy both plants and native animals for me being given the opportunity to lead members of the coyote pack around Holden Arboretum was like being a kid again and I hope moving into the future that these young adventurers and animal enthusiasts will help carry on my love and excitement for this very special place if you thought this episode of coyotes backyard was packed full of exciting animals make sure to go back and check out the time we made a tidepool aquarium and don't forget subscribe so you can join me in the crew on our next big adventure octopus


RPG Jay · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Cayote: Frogs are not dangerous at all
Me: Except for Poisonous ones

Parvati Games · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Kid:coyote theres a halk
Coyete:thats a turkey 🦃 bulcher

Elijah Johnson · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

1:17 was so cute

Adrian 9067 · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Me to I look so little in the picture of me

Arieyanto Angkawibawa · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Ciote is one of your children named addy

Yeetus da Fetus · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

ur awesome man.

Yeetus da Fetus · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

3:57 wait did he just hi five himself?

James feniello jr · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm


Bestbeast - · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm


Matthew Gonzales · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm


Matthew Gonzales · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Your so cool

Guadalupe García · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

I love you brave wildernes

chunky Boy · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

You do not see a snaping turttle I would be so tempted to slap him

Slacker_was _hear · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Who else saw the full golden ticket video?

Alanda71 · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

who got shocked by this turtle at the start: (0:21)

harley quinn · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

I lvoe. You.

Amastar13 · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm


Mia My Twisted Family · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

I see a snapping turtle

*runs in the water 😂

Emin Bingöl · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm


James Scott · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Honestly you have done a huge MASSIVE error by grabbing that snake like that and then telling the kids that is something they should not do. The reality is that children more often than not do not listen to what they are told if they see an adult doing exactly what they are being told NOT to do. I can only imagine what is going to happen when a child who watches this video finds a snake and grabs it because they want to be like you. After all if Coyote can do it and be ok, I can too. EXCEPT most kids are not knowledgeable about which danger noodle is not to be touched. Simply bad husbandry mate.

Dominic Evans · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Voldemort turtle

THE FRANZ MYDZ · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

The best part of all is 14:26

XxMuffin Gaming · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

I wish Im in The field Trip

Googoomonkey Club · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Riggsbey copied that sign he never made that up

Katie Sullivan · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

1:25 I used to take a class about animals in Montessori school in Richmond and that coyote symbol was called the silent coyote and when the teacher did that we would be quiet

Matthew Hero Of the day · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Where’s this place

Jaycob Macasero · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Wow your so brave

OVER WHACTH LESDER Koontz · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

You should lead tour own expedition!

gachawolfie 6367 · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

I'm scared

Lily Mai · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

I’m in the ciody trip

Ruth Less Girl U NV · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Oh snapping turtle story I found a snapper about a little bigger than noseless in a place where snapper aren't common

Ruth Less Girl U NV · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

I remember I
When I was like 6 I cought a water mocasin I'm luck I got it mouth closed and the fact I got the jump on it and I'm like to my mom can we keep it!?

OOF Series · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm


Ava Fluegge · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Hey look there’s
A Hawk! That’s a terky vulture. So cute

ICommentCuzILike · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

ive missed coyotes backyard, the kids enthusiasm is so cute

Olivia Reimer · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

I kissed a frog before

Brian Sampath · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm


Brian Sampath · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

I cant go sorry ciod

themanishere 3 · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm


SpliceInfinite · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

11:28 that turtle really hated Coyote for saying that xD

Jhared Sarmiento · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Hey coyote you should visit philippines cause we have a eagle called philippine eagle and i really want you to feature it on a video

Rai kai Rivas · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

I love turtles and I have two can you make more turtle videos

Jason Sanders · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm


Lucas M. Soriano · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

8:37 why did he said ender dragon?

Surreal Reality · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Coyote: No turtle soup for you

What I hear: No turtle soup for you…but turtle soup for the children which is gonna be made from you.

suomihyypä 12345678910 · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

I found Wolf pack when I was outside

Ash and lunar For ever · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Caught a Komodo dragon plsss

Elizabeth Nhung Lam · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Kid dosen't care about anything he just want to put his fingers in his nose 6:10

Aeschyllus Audric Ainsley Olvenia · May 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm


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