Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Practice Shoot for The Pilot Episode
Well The Reptile Team had a pretty successful practice shoot this past weekend...we didn't catch any big turtles but we nabbed a few other friends. The real purpose of this expedition to The Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio was to try out the new camera and get a feel for the way things will go on Middle Bass Island this weekend. Coyote got down and dirty in the bogs and swamps of wilds while camera man extraoridaire Blasco recorded over an hours worth of set up shots and swamp location test footage.
The weather was pretty lousy at first...real cold temperatures and cloudy from about 9:00 am till around 11:00 am. This made the discovery of any wildlife pretty difficult. However...could have been worse...could have been raining!
Around 11:30 the sun did begin to come out and with it a world of Bull Frogs, Green Frogs, some Painted Turtles and a nice big Eastern Water Snake.
We did manage to get a glimpse of a large Snapping Turtle...but he was way out in a lake in very deep water.
All in all it was a good practice...we are ready for this weekend and hopefully the action will be incredible as we travel to the far regions of the unknown in search for one of the most prehistoric beasts of this day and age...the Snapping Turtle!
The Reptile Crew