The Legend of Lost Lake (Part 1) – Dragon Tails Episode 3

The Legend of Lost Lake (Part 1) – Dragon Tails Episode 3

uh? I got a turtle right here and its buried in these sticks but I definitely have the back of its tail he’s deep though, I don’t know it I’m gonna get him ah! he’s up underneath this log Are you messing with me? NOPE! I definitely have a turtle this would be a terrible prank. ah I’m losing him…wait here he comes here he comes! look at that there he is AH! I’m in a beaver dam trying to get this turtle out of here watch your camera here he comes alright got him out got him out come on! He keeps pulling me down… there he is there he is NO way! hahahaha thats what you call digging a dragon out of a beaver dam! I’m Coyote Peterson welcome to Dragon Tails! Roann, Indiana… is just as one might picture a small
peaceful town set in the heart of rural America as you enter through the mouth of an old covered bridge it feels as if you’re traveling back
to a time when life was much more simplistic a peaceful place where one can stop and
escape the fast pace of today and transcend into the days of old. A time
when stories captured our imaginations grand tales of giant turtles that lurked in
the lakes around town I firmly believe that there is a world
record turtle in Roann Indiana area no one fishes for them to speak of and they can be there for years and
years so its a real good chance and those who listen believed every last
word we captured cornelius and the giant known
as stump beak these are massive turtles living dinosaurs modern-day dragons everyone has a dragon tale but not many
people have the photographs to prove what their
eyes have seen Bill Haywood this one of the rare
exceptions a man who lives for adventure in the
outdoors he’s been capturing and releasing snapping turtles for over
40 years using safe traps bill has encountered
hundreds of these prehistoric looking reptiles but it wasn’t until a year ago when a
massive dragon destroyed one his traps bringing him to the realization that he
needed to build something that could capture a legend. yeah if you
wanna catch a big turtle, you gotta bring a big trap so that’s what we did we built a big trap. Bill dreams of
landing a world record size turtle and the good news is that he knows
exactly where one might live. oh yeah he’s here I
don’t think left he’s lived he all his life I’m sure hidden deep in
the wilds of Roann is a forest encompassed lake that has gone
untouched by humans for over 70 years they never let anybody in here to turtle hunt before if they live to be seventy/eighty years old there’s a turtle here seventy to eighty years old Bill has gotten permission to explore and safe this ancient body of water a
place where he believes that a 100-pound dragon is lurking beneath
the surface a place that is known as Lost Lake you feel like you’re going to catch a dinosaur right now? yes I do I feel like this that moment jurassic park when they
say loading team step away gatekeeper move in and so how does this work how are we
going to catch world record turtle in this? the turtles they’ll zero in on that bait bucket so as they try to get in they come to this opening and theres what theyre zeroed in on…the bait bucket they’ll tear it up getting the fish out of it then turns around to leave and can’t find
his way out and that’s the idea the safetrap is that
the turtles don’t get injured they don’t drown there’s plenty room for them to come up and breath and then you’ve got a door in the top which when we get turtle you open that
up and take it out now this is enormous you could fit a 300-pound
turtle inside of this trap we know the common snapping turtles
largest on record United States was 88 pounds you’re thinking there’s a hundred-pound
turtle living in lost lake, if we can catch that turtle we’re gonna catch a world record. Alright well lets get this loaded up on the boat and head out into the wilds of Lost Lake its the lost
world out here to enter the realm of Lost Lake we first had to travel nearly half a
mile down a narrow feeder channel kayaking through the duckweed I pictured myself as a
character in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s lost world my
mind traveling back 65 million years to a place in time were giants once
ruled the earth I’m already lookin I mean this turtle could be
anywhere out here be on your guard at any moment you might just see me
spring off this kayak to catch a turtle. We forged over beaver dams bye guys thanks man! we encountered snakes woah it gets deep in a hurry we even caught our first turtle as we lived what most would consider a
nightmare you always say we wish we had your
job look at me now with the goal of making it to a prehistoric looking paradise that could potentially be hiding within its murky waters an ancient world
record sized turtle its tough to not jump out of the boat to start… ah its a log! I hit that, I thought it was a huge turtle after two hours of mud and four beaver dams later we had finally
arrived I can see just through the trees there
its Lost Lake this is we’re gonna catch an enormous snapping turtle
lets get into it we made it! nice work Bill this is crazy… wow bill you weren’t kidding I feel like we’ve traveled back in time
this is unreal…huge lily pads there’s a great blue heron flying on the far
side there ancient looking trees and a GIANT dragon out there in those waters. The folklore is the
Indians up on this ridge right here…they lived there and they would send hunters down and they wouldn’t come back that was 100s years ago. So they
named it lost lake that’s how it got its name it is impossible to describe in words
what I felt as my kayak cut across the waters of Lost Lake knowing that I was the first human other
than Bill to explore these waters in nearly 100
years we’re all anxious to get after this giant
turtle and as we search for a place to set the trap bill told us about the day that he had
his epic encounter one of the traps when we came back had two nice snappers in it the other trap had a hole towards the back of it he almost left an imprint of the shell as he passed through the wire how big would you say a turtle would have to be to do that? big as wide as that hole was…you could see that his shell rubbed the sides I’ guessing that hes 100 lbs you think theres a 100 turtle in here? I really do, yeah… Bill prepped his secret bait recipe, however the carp is the only part we can show you as we released the dragon trap into the water my
mind raced with visions of what it would be like if we
actually caught a 100-pound turtle a good set right there. thats perfect just enough space for the turtles to come
up and breath right up against the weed bed now the waiting game begins two and a half hours from now there might be a
world record turtle in there mmm right now Bill and Mark are taking a break in
shade I just refuse to go in and wait we’ve got to trap set I just keep
envisioning this moment when I’m moving in the kayak in all of sudden
I see that shadow underwater just like in Jaws see it going under the boat jumping in and grabbing hold of that turtle
even without the other cameras here it would still be crazy I’m gonna keep lookin we’re gonna get
him Encountering a snapping turtle is far easier said done and I’m used to
the constant search cruising the waters on my kayak staking
out the lily pads searching with binoculars for dragons the waiting game can sometimes feel like forever Bills method of encountering dragons
is quite a bit different his strategy is to wait and let the trap do all of the work after a few hours had passed we headed
back out onto the water to see if the trial run was a success could we have captured the legend Lost
Lake on our first attempt? the trap was about to tell us. Could be a world
record sitting right down there could be an enormous turtle in there right now feel heavy? yeah it does got one holy cow look at that! wow thats a pretty big turtle holy cow he was no world record but our first catch was a very healthy turtle proof positive that the dragons were lurking in Lost Lake ah hes slicing me up…razor sharp claws. there you go that is the first first official dragan right out of Lost Lake we caught one earlier in the channel but boy that is a good-lookin’ turtle right there I can only imagine how big they’re growing in here. covered in algae just like the other one these turtles are ancient man a sharp beak…beautiful reptile if this is any indication as to whats ahead of us I feel really
good about our chances of landing an enormous
snapping turtle now do you consider this a big turtle?
no no not for this lake he’s a he seems
healthy and fat he just a really nice looking turtle
but um compared to some of the others I’ve caught here no he’s no
comparison so the monster’s still out there that all right we gotta get the giant trap
back into the water so we can catch the giant dragon I named this guy Randy cuz you guys know I name them all lets put him back
in the wild and hopefully overnight we get the big boy here he goes ready? I’m gonna let him just plop off the side see you later buddy now the real test could the trap draw in capture and hold a world record turtle? 12 hours from now we would find out all
these years of anticipation this might be it oh yeah there’s something in there…there’s definitely something in there its huge somethings in the bottom of this thing geez I’ve never had this problem before THATS A HUGE TURTLE! that could be the 100lb turtle! next time on Dragon Tails

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “The Legend of Lost Lake (Part 1) – Dragon Tails Episode 3

  1. HGUzzell says:

    Coyote those turtles are huge! Congrats! You really should have your own TV show you are seriously outstanding!

  2. The Parkers says:

    12:50 uuummmm why are you looking at me???

  3. Jose Hernandez says:

    i aggree

  4. TheNuclearBros says:

    Now I'm moving out of Indiana

  5. Don't Forget the butter says:

    He does

  6. Adventuring With Trey says:

    Crow is very right!

  7. Kamdyn Lester says:

    i live 15 mintues from here 😂

  8. Elianna Copping says:

    do you ever get a leach

  9. Elianna Copping says:

    cuz u jump into "sump"

  10. Tacit Rhyme says:

    Something actually happened in Indiana finally I have been since I was 1

  11. Kevin Thompson says:

    Snap snap

  12. Brandon Wright says:

    hey cyote u think I could come on one of ur next wild adventures? I love the creatures that inhabit this planet just as much as u do and it would be awesome to be able to be there in person! 😀

  13. Autumn Newkirk says:

    Are you used to jumping in dirty water and getting soaked

  14. Adrianne Phillips says:

    i love your vids

  15. Jovsset Mahtte Heahtta says:


  16. Ruslan Kuznetsov says:

    You are wild

  17. Hbyn says:

    I love snapping turtles I've seen one in real life

  18. Pluto! says:

    The Mayan Princess Suicune

  19. Shawn Shepperd says:

    If you come to cannada go to 1689 division road west Orillia Ontario case I have snaping turtles

  20. The Cal Co. says:

    Isns conan doyle the guy who made Sherlock

  21. LF Spino says:

    I live in Indiana

  22. Fletcher Ward says:

    Are you messing with me pulls out huge turtle

  23. Pyro1456 says:

    I'll have to flag these videos

    FOR BEING TOO FREAKING AWESOME! keep up the good work coyote! Like if you agree!

  24. Lightning Wølfy102 says:

    Are the snapping turtle are dragons

  25. Josei Williams says:

    How are you brave like that

  26. Remington Seehawer says:

    I just want to thank Coyote Peterson because his videos have cured me of MANY phobias,snakes,scorpions,but not spiders,But I have been cured by many things by this man,Thank you Coyote Peterson,and Pup Peterson. Be brave,Stay wild,I will see you in the next adventure.

  27. BigPlayBoy445 says:

    Dragon tails is my favorite playlist by coyote

  28. natalie damas says:

    Please make a part three

  29. Sev3r333 says:

    Wow, you were right in my neck of the woods!

  30. Aphasia Misery says:

    I Live an hour away from there, yes there's lot of turtles.

  31. Linda Zang says:

    I've caught crayfish before.

  32. Amar Kaur says:

    i know right

  33. Amar Kaur says:

    i know right

  34. Brooke lederer says:

    Awww thank you! Coyote, I’m Native American and very few people use our music and it is correct. Beautiful!

  35. Brooke lederer says:

    Um coyote? I’m 100% Native American and honestly I don’t appreciate what bill said and implied. This is why people don’t like us….

  36. BanStacyAaron Oo says:

    Why doesn't Bill have a YouTube channel? He' awesome👍

  37. Sunny the Parakeet says:

    This is my favorite episode + part two, bullet ant, and the honey!

  38. Julia Lilienstein says:

    I still wish I had your job, no matter what you say.

  39. SHELLBACKS CLUB 🐢 says:


  40. Artzilla21 says:

    i love the flute music at the beginning with the quote

  41. Saseladah Schroeder says:

    My dads friend had a pet snapping turtle and it bit off his toe,finger,foot,or hand!🖐🏻🐢

  42. Isa Malik says:

    I’m just like him I’ve always loved animals since I was small and I want to thank him for being one of my biggest inspiration in my life

  43. Melanie Forehan-Kelly says:

    I wish people would be nice to turtuls

  44. Fingers 123 says:

    What if you found the big one and it bit the bottom of you boat 🚣‍♂️

  45. It's_Magic 2003 says:

    9:03 Call me weird but I don't know why but I like this scene

  46. Finn Ghostman says:

    i live in
    avon indiana

  47. HegeDude says:

    Not even 1k comments. Dudeee

  48. HegeDude says:

    9:06 why?

  49. Flawless Fatality says:

    Why call a turtle a dragon?

  50. Undead Ladybug says:

    Forget a 300lb turtle, you could fit an adult human in that freaking thing!

  51. Wyatt’s Trash heap says:

    12:45 he looks so elegant

  52. Meredith says:

    Did anybody else see what looks like a fish at 7:53 I think you can see it then

  53. Natalie Glass says:

    You seem like a genuinely nice guy😊

  54. Keeley Singson says:

    We watch like 100 of your videos you don’t you introduce yourself

  55. Jaeden Meade says:

    What would happen if you stould on a snapping turtle 🐢

  56. Jaycee LaRue says:

    That is awesome wow

  57. Aiden Reynolds says:

    The turtles face was like I tryin to get some beaver 1:15

  58. Kaleb Young says:


  59. Janinew WiIlliams says:

    I saw your finger that probably 😭😩😔

  60. Cyrel Carandang says:

    Cayote do you know who's the largest croc in the world??

  61. aiflix,video games and lajak aiflix says:

    Adsoicess my monster turtle

  62. Slime Time says:

    You are my fave you tuber!!!😍😍😍

  63. Slime Time says:

    I still want your job.

  64. MARISSA leyanne says:

    It hard not to jump of the bo(jumps of boat)

  65. Arts and Crafts says:

    Its funny when he’s like O.O A SNAPPING TURTLE water splashes Oh it’s just a log!

  66. Dr. Turtle says:

    I caught a snapper with a fishing pole

  67. Tijan’s Creation! says:

    Wow 88 pounds a baby hippo is 88 pounds

  68. Ellis Smith says:

    Wow thats huge 😮

  69. Charmaine Calo says:

    Country needs a TV Show on NAT GEO wild, or Discovery Channel

  70. Charmaine Calo says:

    I stooges watching Nat Geo becuz of this.

  71. Marc Cardo says:

    I feel special Iv had a snapping turtle as a pet since he crawled out of the nest 25 years pet Iv ever had better then my dog lol

  72. AYuh Woah says:

    I live in in indiana ima go there

  73. Aaron Pullum says:


  74. duck boi says:


  75. King Swamp-Rebel286- Dinosaur Turtle says:


  76. The normal boy says:

    I still do wish I had his job

  77. Lasha Seniuk says:

    Coyote you are crazy for catching alligator snapping turtles. Surprised you haven’t lost a finger yet.

  78. Boss05 says:

    It’s so hard not to jump out of the boat then jumps out

  79. 蔡德灿 says:

    It stares into your soul

  80. skorpion says:

    the quotes you add before your videos are so inspiring. it's people like you who inspire so many others to become one with nature and save endangered species, and see our forests, lakes and plains differently from others. thanks man for being truly wild.👍🏾🐢

  81. Chloe Youker says:

    At 10:58 there's a bottle in the water.

  82. The Soviet Helicopter says:

    I know I'm late but for those who have played DOOM 2016, the beginning of the video had those industrial bass sounds that sounded like they could have been in the game

  83. The PNolandS says:


  84. Miguel Rodriguez says:

    Wazup, Coyote! I ❤ your work. May I suggest something? How about making a video of urban wildlife. You'd be surprised at the variety of wildlife here in the Bronx. There are more parks and wildlife sanctuaries in the Bronx than in any of the other four NYC boroughs. I've seen snapping turtles, raccoons, chipmunks, rabbits, coyotes, and frogs. There is an assortment of birds, including eagles, hawks, and owls. Many insects and arachnids dwell in this urban jungle as well. Plus, several species of marine life is readily accessible. Despite it's reputation, the Bronx offers a surprising array of areas protected for the benefit of wildlife. It'd be awesome if you can come here and film some of these wonderful animals for your show.

  85. tyb phans sejna wakabei says:

    This lake is a lagend

  86. Dan Z says:

    Still wish I had your job and/or could work with you

  87. Envision wewew says:

    Thank god that wasn’t a snake. I would have been OH MY GOD PUT THAT THING DOWN RIGHT NOW while watching this video.

    Especially if it was a cobra or venomous snakes.

  88. S1LV3R 3DG3 says:

    Some of the suspenseful sound effects in these intros are awesome

  89. Gear_N _Kloudz says:

    I don't mean this to be harsh but do they just catch and release or do they eat them too? I'm just curious

  90. Payne Killer says:

    Wearing wet shoes and pants is coyote biggest Feet.

  91. Christopher Hall says:


  92. Daniel Schubert says:

    Idk why but that dragonfly was cute

  93. UNITY GOLD says:

    COYOTE mark and bill went to take a break i the shade i just refused to go 24 hours later i refused to go

  94. Eric Kempf says:

    Do a Churubusco turtle hunt.

  95. Pam Drayer says:

    6:45 Good job resisting the temptation to jump out of the boat.

  96. Pikui Sanchez says:

    I love you vid turtle for ever

  97. L3FANK16 says:

    I live in indiana

  98. Ziplog says:

    At my house we had a bunch of BIG snapping turtles but now there are no snapping turtles

  99. Kean MacLaren Vega says:

    uuuuummmmm where do the snapping turtle live? is it living in swamp? or ponds?

  100. Robert Kayler says:

    So in the upper peninsula in gogebic county there is a lake "lost lake" and me and my dad were fishing in a boat one day and a massive log came across the lake and hit out boat, except it wasnt a log. It was THE LARGEST snapping turtle I have ever seen and i haven't been back there since after 7-8 years

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