Turtleman entertains senators

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(AP) — Backwoods TV star Ernie "Turtleman" Brown has left Kentucky's swamps long enough to visit state lawmakers in the state Capitol.

Brown appears in the Animal Planet series "Call of the Wildman" that highlights his escapades capturing wild animals with his bare hands, after which he always lets out a trademark war whoop.

Turtleman took no captives, but his presence did require the House to take a break so that a long line of lawmakers could pose for photographs with him. His war whoops broke the traditional decorum of the Senate chamber, drawing laughter from lawmakers.

The House and Senate passed resolutions honoring Brown and sidekick Neal James, who ended the Senate appearance by picking "My Old Kentucky Home" on his banjo.

 

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