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?? ? hello. >> ?, and welcome to the show, from murphy to manteo, smart start kids ? counties near and far, and everyone's a star, smart start kids ?? >> we're at barton college in wilson, north carolina. we're taking pictures. smile! when you take a picture, what
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>> tell me about cameras. >> a digital camera >> a camera phone. >> you're right! you can use a digital camera. you can use just a regular cell phone that has a camera phone in it. but we also have the old time zoom cameras where you have to stick a roll of film in. you can use both. now when you look at these, these are what we usually call snapshots. ?? what would be your favorite thing to take a photograph of? >> like my house? >> ooh! if you were going to the zoo, what animal would you take a photograph of?
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guys? >> take a picture. >> what do you take pictures of? what do you think you can see outside? >> birds. >> birds. what else can you see? >> trees. >> trees. that sounds good! what else? >> butterflies. >> butterflies, wonderful! who plays outside? >> children? >> do you play outside? do you play outside? is what a yes? all right. >> raccoons. >> okay. >> go like that.
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how do you want me to stand? hands on my hip like this? ?? >> by the tree. >> and how do you want me to stand? >> back there. >> okay. ?? >> that's it for pictures. >> -- >> can i take your picture? >> yeah, sure. you want me to stand up there and wave for you?
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>> i want to have my picture taken by the fountain. will you help me? >> yes. >> will you tell me where to go and what to do? [ inaudible ] >> like this. >> okay. i can do that. here i come. [ laughter ] >> get right there. >> right there? and do what? >> do this. >> oh, do that? >> by the tree and do that. okay, are you take my picture? >> yes. >> okay. one leg up.
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>> okay. >> how are you all doing? i'm the chef of the kitchen. >> can we take your picture? >> yes, you may! ??
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>> there are many ways to help children's brains develop. telling stories together is one way. here is another idea to help brain development. let children experience different textures, like sand and water. or take them on walks and look for interesting leaves and stones to pick up and talk about. if you would like to tell us your news, or be on
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?? >> have you read a good book lately? have you seen any strange animals lately? or maybe you've been to a farm. maybe you've taken a trip. what you do is news to us, and we want to hear all about it. let's hear what these smart start kids have to say. >> hi, emily. >> hi. >> i understand you have something special? what do you have? >> my bike. >> tell me about your bike. >> i like to go really fast. >> where do you ride your bike? >> in, like, in our driveway like in the street and stuff. >> so what do you wear to protect you when you're riding that bike? >> my helmet. >> oh, very smart.
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when did you get your bike? >> um, i don't remember. >> so was it a two-wheeler? or do you still have training wheels. >> two wheeler. >> ooh, you can do that? oh my! hi, nathan. i understand you're going to tell me about something special? >> uh-huh. >> a book? let me hear about it. >> it's book. and it's going to have big, long and top iron truck. and also ones that have ladders that can go 20 feet long. >> wow! who is drawing this book? >> me! >> and what are you going to put in there? >> fire trucks.
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>> they're going to a fire. >> oh my goodness. and where did you learn about fire trucks? >> a fire station. >> how did you get to a fire station? >> drive. >> who took you there? >> mommy and daddy. >> tell me! what did you see at the fire station? >> fire trucks. >> i have a cat at home. and my cat's name is tigger. >> tigger the cat! oh my goodness. what does tigger look >> he is gray and he has brown eyes. >> ooh. what kind is he? a long one or a short one? >> long. >> now what does tigger like to do? >> he likes to play with strings. >> really? what does he do with the strings? >> when you walk around, he
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>> now let's hear from some smart start kids from around the state who called us with their interesting stories. >> hi. my name is arizona. and i live in north carolina. now the other day, i went on a trip with my class. we went to myrtle beach, south carolina. and when i got to school, we all went into the gym and the bus stop there. we all piled on. it waser bus had tvs and everything. it was cool, and it had a bathroom in it. how cool is that? >> i realize this is going to. [ audio difficulties ] and i -- we had a lot of fun. and she been to my house. and we stay up until 1:30 in the
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and then we went to bed. and then we woke up, and then we went to church. and then we had a great time. and also we had a pillow fight. and we write notes to each other. we do a lot of stuff. and that sleepover was the best sleepover ever. >> hi, i'm calling [ inaudible ] black and white cow. it almost stood eight-feet high. wow, it was crazy. >> if you would like to tell us your news, or be on "smart start kids," call this
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>> do you like to read stories? do you like to tell stories? i hope so, because that's what we're going to be doing. i'm going to start the story. you're going to help me tell it. that's why we call it our story. racy jack was named after her grandmother and grand pal.
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did you ever go visit your grandma or grandpa? >> yeah. >> where did you go? >> to the beach? >> where did you go, hanna? >> the mountains. >> mckenna? >> at her home. >> arizona. >> fantastic! >> her house. >> at her house. well gracie jack went to visit grandma and grandpa at their house too. she would go in the spring on spring vacation. d always fun when she went to see her grandma and band from pa. and when gracie jack went to visit, she always had a good time playing with the animals. but in the spring, it was time to plant a garden. have you ever planted a garden? >> yes. >> really? tell me about your garden. >> in new york, and there was a box. and it was, um, on the house.
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it had garden gloves. >> gardening gloves. that's fantastic. anybody else? sam, did you ever plant a garden? tell me about it! >> we like to plant a lot. and you have to dig. and you have to -- sometimes when it died, you have to put more water in it. >> tell me, what did you do? >> i put the flowers in. >> so they had to pull the weeds out of the garden. and because the soil was very, very thick, they had to do what? >> dig! >> that's right. they had to dig it up and mush it around so it could be nice and soft. and then they had to decide what they were going to plant. hmm! what would you plant? >> daisies. >> days sis is good. >> roses.
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>> roses and daisies. >> roses and daisies. >> pink flowers. >> pink flowers. all right. so they decided to plant roses and daisies and some pink flowers. so they had to go to the nursery. and they bought guess what? roses, daisies, and pink flowers. they had to come back home. now what are they going to do with them? >> a big hole. >> you pull the weeds out and put them in. >> you pull the weeds out. >> and dig. >> and dig holes for the? flowers? yeah. and that's what they did. they dug holes and planted the what? >> flowers. >> roses, the daisies, and the pink flowers. but grandpa had bought something else. he bought some tiny little
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>> he bought seeds because he wanted plant some vegetables. something good to eat. if you were going to plant vegetables, which ones would you plant? >> pumpkins so we can make a pumpkin pie. >> ooh, that sounds good. what else? >> a apple to bake apple pies. >> green apple trees were growing in the garden to make apple pie? >> broccoli. grandpa bought broccoli seeds and pumpkin seeds. guess what? okra seeds, green beans, tomatoes and peppers. >> gross! [ laughter ] >> oh, gross! grandpa said these are going to be great. so everyone needed to go into the? >> ground. >> the ground.
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in the ground so they could do what? >> put the seeds. >> put the seeds in. so she had a whole row of pumpkin. she had a whole row of? >> tomatoes. >> good. tomatoes. and a row of? >> beans -- peas, peppers and tomatoes, along with the squash. and he planted some carrots because he liked carrots. and what do you do after yopl >> water it. >> water it each and every seed. and guess what? the sun came out. the water watered the seeds. and then they? >> they popped out. >> they popped out of the ground. little seedlings. are nay huge when they come out of the ground or are they little? >> little. >> they're tiny. so the little seeds began to grow. and every day she went to check. and every day they grew more and more and more.
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the summer, guess what? the plants had produced fruit. there were tomatoes. what color were some of the tomatoes. >> red. >> some were red. the ones that weren't quite ripe, what color were they? >> green. >> she also had some yellow tomatoes. and then she had peppers. some were red and some were green and some were yellow. and guess what? some were even purple. [ laughter ] she also had planted what else? >> broccoli. >> broccoli! it looked like a little head of broccoli. do you eat broccoli? what do you dip your broccoli in when you eat broccoli? >> butter. >> butter. what do you dip yours in? >> ranch. >> anybody else? yes? >> cheese. what else? >> i eat it plain. >> broccoli is good any time.
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while she was gone, grandpa had planted something that you could pull off the vine and pop right into your mouth. >> strawberries. >> oh, yes. the strawberries were absolutely delicious. so they took a basket and went out to the garden and picked some sweet juicy -- >> strawberries! >> and they had them for dessert. and they looked at the garden and said this is absolutely wonderful. who would think you could take a seed, plant it in the ground, give it some water and sunshine and lots of love, and your plant will grow into fruit. if you plant a garden, chances are you have a? what kind of thumb? >> a green thumb. >> let me see your green thumb. yeah. plant a garden! give yourselves a hand.
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?? ?? >> my name is willow.
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>> i just like to play outside and then my favorite thing to do outside is sports. and then try all the sports, and hockey is my favorite. i play ice hockey, street hockey, and roller hockey. sometimes i fall down, but i just get right back up. and sometimes you get bruised and sometimes you're just like all right, going back up. to be a good hockey player like me, you just have to
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we're in north carolina with wallace simpson, and he makes magnificent windmills. ?? >> hello! >> tell us about these wonderful things. >> what do you call them?
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names. some of them are oil gigs and anything that comes up. >> did you make all of these? >> yep. my son helped me on this one. other than that, i did them all myself. >> what did you make them out of? >> metal, aluminum. some fiberglass. mostly metal. >> how long does it take to make one? >> metal the big one takes a long time. >> that looks like a party hat. >> looks like bicycle tires. >> somebody is riding a what? >> bicycle. >> that's fantastic. >> whoa! >> whoa! is this your treasure chest? >> i guess that's what you call
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?? [ laughter ] >> yeah, i see it! >> a turkey! >> a funny looking turkey. fantastic! ?? >> that's cool! >> that is cool, isn't it? let's check it out, guys. >> cool. >> and if you push the plane, it goes around. give it a push, avery. whoa, look at that! >> oh, sweet! [ laughter ] >> sweet! >> i thought it was going to go.
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>> ooh. >> everywhere. >> thank you! >> thank you for having such a wonderful hobby and sharing it with everybody. >> thank you again for coming. i love my job, turning kids into stars. and maybe next time i'll turn
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? it's time to go, but you might call you know, and shine on our next show ? ? smart start. >> smart start, smart start kids
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alex: coming next, rescuing injured and endangered sea turtles. we visit the island of bora bora. and learning about animals of the coral reef. this is "animal rescue."
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thanks for joining us, i'm alex paen. as you know, we travel around the world featuring all types of great animal rescues and showcasing those dedicated individuals helping animals in trouble. watch. [man blowing conch shell] alex: on the beautifsl you'll find a unique turtle rescue sanctuary at the le meridien bora bora resort. the bora bora turtle center was founded in the year 2000, and some 500 turtles have been treated and released so far. julie: welcome to turtle feeding. alex: marine biologist julie maury educates visitors to the center and its efforts to save green turtles. julie: this is annalee who's shooting the crew in the
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food is samana. here we have, uh, actually 23 turtles, but it can change on any day. cops can call me and i go and get some. and we have lots of other marine life, like a sea cucumber, uh, we let people touch, and other life. so here we have only green sea turtles. but in the lagoon, you can find the hawksbill turtle that is smaller and darker than the green one. and in the deep ocean you can find the leatherback. the leatherback is the biggest sea turtle in the world, and the green one is the second-biggest. all the turtle we have here, they come from the wild. they are with us because they were either sick, injured, or or taken illegally by people on the island. so our job is to make them well, and when they will be healthy enough, we gonna release them. so how do we know that they are healthy enough is that they're fat, they try to bite everything, so human,
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know they're ready to be released. young girl: if you didn't rescue them, what would happen to them? julie: so, for example, the 7 we have here, if we didn't rescue them, they will be eaten by dogs. so it was some kids who found them on the beach, and almost all of them were be eaten by dogs, except 55 of them. of the 55, we've released 3 of them, and we still have 7. the others, we couldn't save them. so usually if we didn't have turtles here, they would be dead. older girl: how do the dogs eat them? do they go underwater, or do they eat them on the land? julie: no, the dogs, they're usually on the move, too, because people have dogs to kept their home. but here they don't really feed them. so they try to find all the food they can. so the turtle nest is an easy food. they have to dig the hole, take the eggs, or when the babies hatch, it's easy for them to eat them. so here the green turtles, they only come to bora to nest.
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there is no hotel, no planes during the night, and just a few people who live there. so the female will go on the beach during the night, she will dig a 70-centimeter hole, and she will lay around 100 to 150 eggs. she will do that for 3 months. and at the end of the 3 months, she will have laid 1,000 eggs. and of these 1,000 eggs, there is only one who's gonna become adult. do you know why there is only one who's gonna become adult? they gonna be eaten. so here we have 6 animals who's gonna eat them. which ones? you have the birds, pigs, dogs, cats is gonna eat them. the ones who make it into the lagoon, guess what-- all the big fish are waiting for them. and the one who survives through all this, they will go into the deep ocean to hide. usually they hide on the floating sea grass, a floating piece of food. they will stay there 10 years, and after 10 years they will come back in a lagoon. the problem for the sea turtle
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world. the main problem for sea turtle is the waste. everything plastic is dangerous for the turtle. so if people could try not to have so much plastic, or when they do have plastic, put in the trash, this will make a difference. so, the green turtle becomes adult at the age of 20 years old and they start to reproduce and lay eggs at the age of 25. but at the age of 20 years old, the green turtle is the only sea turtle who will do something. they will change their diet. they will become vegetarian. the green turtle is the only sea turtle who will eat sea grass when she becomes adults. so, we feed them with fish, and usually it's red tuna that we give them. so we give them only what they need to survive a day, and after that, if they are hungry, they have to hunt the fish we have
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instinct to hunt is still intact. do you know how much they can weight? so it's 550 pounds. ok, now is the easiest question of all the speech. which color of sea grass they love to eat? green. and when they eat lot of green sea grass, you have something inside their body that would change color. what can it be? their fat will turn green. that's why we call them green sea turtles. and here the problem is we don't have any sea grass. so when they come and reproduce here, they will be on forced diet for 3 months, and at the end of the 3 months, they will migrate into new caledonia ready to feed. they will stay there 3 years because they need 3 years to do all their fat again. that's why they come here every 3 years to nest. so all the turtle we have here, they're under 3 years old. and we don't know if it's a male, female. we have to wait 10 years old before knowing it.
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them female names because i'm the boss. because if everyone is touching them, they will be used to humans. and when we gonna release them, it's gonna be a big problem because here the turtle is still hunted for the meat. so that's why please don't touch them. also, if you touch them and you have oily stuff on you, sunscreen, [indistinct], you gonna damage their shell. and a damaged shell from the sunscreen or the [indistinct], it's impossible to fix it. so, please, i beg you, don't years old, you can estimate their age with the size of the shell. after 20 years old, when they come and nest, you know that they are at least 25, but after that, we don't know. here is the quarantine zone. so, actually we have 13 babies. so this, the first, we have here they are 20 weeks. and here you 18 weeks babies in the rest of the tank. it's because they are
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turtles, so we keep them here. like this there is no danger for them. so no fish will hurt them, moray eel won't hurt them, and also all--the other turtles won't hurt them because when they are big, they used to pick on the small. so like this for sure that they are gonna be fine until we can release them. so always put two fingers around the neck and one here like this, she won't be scared, and she won't hurt you with cl claws that can hurt you. older girl: how old is it? julie: this one is 20 weeks. older girl: does the color change at all? julie: yes, i'm gonna show you. here. so, when they're born, their shell are black like this. the birds can't see them. and their belly is white. like this, the fish can't see them. this project is really helpful for the sea turtles because if nobody protects the
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because still people eat them. if we're still here, it's gonna be ok. if we close, it won't be ok. so i'm a positive person, so i think it's gonna be ok. alex: next, we go inside the ecological center and learn about unique creatures of the coral reef. our amazing story continues
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alex: we now continue with our amazing animal rescue story. we're visiting french polynesia, just about an 8-hour flight from the u.s. west coast, to get an up-close look to learn about the delicate ecology of the coral reef, on t i at the le meridien resort. julie: welcome to the ecological center. here we have a touching pool, so i'm gonna make you touch. the purpose of the ecological center is to have kids here. and not only tourists, but to have the local population come here. for the adult, i think it's too late. that's why we have the school kids who come here free, and we explain them why it's important to protect all marine life, not
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do you know what this is? older girl: sea urchin. julie: yes. it's a sea urchin. we call it a collector sea urchin, because he collects everything he can find to hide himself. so he eats everything he can find in the sand. we have lots of animals that are endangered, so like this we can explain why it's endangered and why we have to keep them. this is a black sea cucumber. so the black sea cucumber, animal of the ecosystem. so if you want to kiss him, it's this way, because this is the anus. don't get it wrong. [laughter] so why it's one of the most important? because he will eat the sand, clean the sand, eject the clean sand. drink the water, clean the water, and eject clean water. older girl: do other animals eat it? julie: uh, yes. big fish and human. [indistinct question] julie: yes, a lot of asian
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because they have lots of pollution in them since they are filterers. so it's better not to eat them. girl: are they endangered? julie: some of the sea cucumber, yes, they are endangered. the black one, not yet. but we have a species, for example, this one, the pineapple sea cucumber, we don't find it anymore here. because people eat them. here we have another species of sea cucumber. we call it the leopard sea cucumber. yes, when a fish try to eat them, he will release those sticky filaments, and the fish will get stuck. but here in french polynesia, before, they didn't have shoes, so what they did is they took those sticky filaments, wait till they become hard, put it under their feet, so like this, wait, become very hard, and after they could walk on the
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getting hurt. do you know what this is? young girl: um, it kind of looks like a rock. julie: no. i won't show the under, otherwise it's too easy. >> ohh. girl: oh, it's a starfish. young girl: it's a starfish. julie: it's a fat starfish. in french we call them shark pillow because there is a sweet legend here that the shark used to sleep on them. like this. that's why their skin look like the skin of the shark. so they are very heavy because they're full of water. they love to eat the giant clams. so here where you have the shape of the star, it will open just a little like this. you will have some small tentacle that come out. he will climb above the clam like this. in the middle it will open. one of his 5 stomach will come
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clam, and then go inside back to digest. so here i'm gonna show you a linckia. it's a very rare starfish. it's a blue one. it's around 10 years old, and it can live 40 years. so i swear it's not made in china. man: it's alive? julie: it's alive. [laughs] [indistinct chatter] older girl: where do they live? julie: so you can find them on the reef, but here this shape of so you can find some blue that is extremely rare, but you can find also yellow, red, and orange that are more common. but the blue one, it's extremely rare. that's why i don't make people touch it because it's very fragile. this is the oyster that produce the black pearl. there is no pearl inside, because this one,
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you have one chance in 10,000 to find a pearl. but you have some other species, like in the philippines, that can do white pearls. and another species can do pink pearls. but they are not only black. they are black with some color inside. you see this one, it's alive. you see the animals inside? young girl: when do they open? julie: they open to filter the water to get their food. here she is closing because she is gonna put her back, she will open back to filter the water. as a marine biologist, to be here is the best place, and i really do like my job. i won't change place for any other job. and i will be here until i'm bored. but i'm not yet bored, so i will stay here i think
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alex: visit our website,, to learn more about other rescue groups. don't go
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alex: anno singer: ? keep your pets happy, healthy, and fit with this animal rescue safety tip ? alex: even pets that seem healthy and frisky can have hidden medical issues that, left undetected, could lead to serious problems. that's why a blood analysis of your pet is an essential tool used by veterinarians to detect, treat, and prevent potentially dangerous illnesses. standard blood tests should be part of your pet's annual physical
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older or sickly animals. talk with your vet if you have any questions. singer: ? that's your animal rescue safety tip ? "animal rescue" returns
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alex: time now to honor this episode's "animal rescue" heroes. chorus: ? because they care because they care woman: by reaching out and bringing comfort to all creatures everywhere chorus: because they care woman: because they care
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many more are living strong because they care woman: oh chorus: to one family we belong because they care woman: because they care ? alex: time now to check our "animal rescue" mail bag. singer: ? animal rescue
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? animal rescue mail bag ? ex watching. join us next time as we showcase those caring individuals who help the various creatures in the animal kingdom. i'm alex paen. alex: on the next "animal rescue," amazing rescues and extraordinary efforts. watch compassionate individuals help animals in trouble. learn about different critters and the dedicated people who care for them. plus, animal safety tips, and information
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for your lovable pet. all this and much, much more, next time on "animal rescue." [captioning made possible by telco productions, inc.] [captioned by the national captioning institute
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[ deep voice ] hailing from another planet in an alternate dimension, a lone aviation ranger uses his skills of flying for the good of man's airwaves. [ normal voice ] hello? cape wrangler, you're going to kill me. come on, watch it. where are you going? what are you, union? [ deep voi ] his mission? friely flying. guy. whoa! what are you doing? get on a parachute!. [ normal voice ] hi, melody. let meuess -- you want to learn how fly. ere's a really good flight school out at hooks airport. you should go down and visit with an structor. hey, that's a good idea! better than this one. what are you gog to do today? i'm going to follow a chilhe masses. i'm going to fight the good fight. i'm going to stop injustice!


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