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Kentucky turtle man's show returning in summer

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Friday, April 12, 2013 - 8:20 am

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Animal Planet says a show that follows Kentucky's "Turtleman" will return with new episodes in June.

"Call of the Wildman" features Ernie "Turtleman" Brown removing nuisance animals with his bare hands. The new season will include 20 episodes.

Brown, who is known for corralling dangerous snapping turtles, became a YouTube sensation with a snapping turtle-snatching video a few years ago and then landed his own reality TV show. He lives in Lebanon.

Animal Planet says in a statement that Brown will be taking on coyotes, llamas, snakes, crocodiles and bulls in the new season, which debuts June 2. The network says new episodes include a snapping turtle rescue with Brown's mother and a visit to Louisville's Waverly Hills Sanatorium.