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  • Two of the most amazing experiences

  • I ever had were going on safari in Kenya,

  • visiting the mountain gorillas in Rwanda,

  • and the third was interviewing Ryan Gosling.

  • I wanted to bring the safari experience to Hollywood,

  • so I set up the first ever Los Angeles wildlife safari.

  • I rigged a tour van with hidden cameras.

  • I had my writer, Adam, act as a tour guide.

  • He picked up unsuspecting tourists on Hollywood Boulevard

  • at night, and told them they were

  • going to go look for coyotes, mountain lions, and bobcats.

  • And, I mean, we have Adam do a lot of things,

  • but this is probably one of my favorite things

  • that he's ever done.

  • I was literally crying laughing in my office this morning.

  • Here's what happened.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • Welcome, you guys.

  • I'm Adam.

  • I'll be your guide.

  • This is the inaugural tour of our LA Wildlife Safari.

  • Here in LA, we have everything from small rodents and birds,

  • up to large predators like bears and mountain lions, bobcats

  • and coyotes.

  • So what animals are you guys hoping to see here tonight?

  • Cougars!

  • Cougars.

  • Looks like there might be some movement.

  • There might be movement up there.

  • I thought this was a coyote at first.

  • This is a person.

  • We'll go by slowly so we don't scare them.

  • It looks like an iPhone in his hand.

  • Yeah, it is an iPhone.

  • All right, now, we will be getting out here.

  • You can bring your belongings with you

  • or leave them on the van.

  • Here's a flashlight.

  • Yeah, make sure you guys get a flashlight.

  • It is dark here.

  • So this is called Sherman Oaks Van Nuys Park.

  • In this environment, there's three unique ecosystems.

  • So there's a temperate forest here, where you see the trees.

  • And then we also have fitness equipment and a baseball

  • diamond.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • No, there's nothing.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • Here's a moth.

  • Here, do you look at it through the binoculars.

  • Yeah.

  • It's right up there by the light.

  • Oh, jeez.

  • That's really bright.

  • Is it OK if we get some pictures with your dog?

  • He's not friendly sometimes.

  • He's not friendly.

  • All right, everyone stay back.

  • Stay back.

  • He's not friendly.

  • Sir, with the video camera, back.

  • There are celebrities that live in the Valley.

  • George Clooney actually lives in the Valley,

  • and there are celebrity animals around, also.

  • I once saw a dog back at Aroma Cafe, walking up front there,

  • I saw a dog that was on an episode of Frasier.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah, right in here.

  • Yeah.

  • We can get out of the car here.

  • And we'll walk to our next location.

  • Can I stay?

  • Yeah, you're welcome to stay on the van.

  • We won't be long here.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • Shh.

  • So we have a pigeon here.

  • This one appears to be an alpha male.

  • So you don't want to look directly at it.

  • They do get aggressive when you're

  • kind of near their home nest.

  • But these are California pigeons.

  • So these are pretty much genetically

  • identical to the pigeons that you would have anywhere else.

  • Does anybody want to get a picture?

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • Is this his first time to do this?

  • Quite honestly, I don't think I'd pay $35 for this.

  • No.

  • Here you can see there is a nest with three pigeons in it.

  • There's two females down here, and then the alpha male

  • is up there, the silverback.

  • So they've actually built their nest right

  • into those wires that are put there to keep the pigeons away.

  • It's like in Jurassic Park when they say "life finds a way,"

  • so these pigeons have found a way.

  • And then down here, you can see the droppings.

  • Where'd he take them?

  • You do know this guy, right?

  • Cockroach.

  • Cockroach!

  • It appears to be an alpha male.

  • There it goes.

  • Let's see where it's going.

  • We'll just follow it for a little bit.

  • You think they're OK?

  • I'm getting worried about them.

  • I mean, I don't even see them at all.

  • Let's see-- this is right along the highway,

  • this sort of pristine area.

  • I see flashlights coming.

  • All right, we're back.

  • Hopefully, you were able to bond with Doug while we were gone.

  • We're going to try to see some raccoons here.

  • Oh, [BLEEP].

  • Here you go.

  • I've seen the raccoons here myself.

  • There's a family that comes through.

  • There's two small ones and then a large one, the alpha male.

  • So we'll just set up here in this area by this dumpster

  • here.

  • It smells.

  • It smells?

  • That's what attracts them in, though, actually.

  • The smell goes back down that alley

  • and through the bushes here where they live, so yeah.

  • I don't see them around yet, so we're all just

  • going to be quiet for a little bit.

  • We'll see if they show up, and just

  • try to keep the conversation to the minimum.

  • [CLEARING THROAT]

  • I'll try to lure them out a little bit.

  • So I'm not actually a tour guide.

  • You guys watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show?

  • (ALL) Yes.

  • So he's taping for the Ellen DeGeneres show.

  • Oh, my god, guys!

  • And there's hidden cameras on the tour bus, also.

  • So you guys have all been on the first and last LA Wildlife

  • Safari.

  • Thank you guys for being good sports.

  • You guys all want to wave to Ellen!

  • Ellen, you're so cool!

  • Ellen!

  • I mean, they sat in chairs around a dumpster

  • on the street.

  • Oh, Adam, thank you.

  • And thanks to the tourists for putting up with all of that.

  • We'll be right back.

  • Hi, I'm Andy.

  • Ellen asked me to remind you to subscribe to her channel,

  • so you can see more awesome videos.

  • Like videos of me getting scared or saying embarrassing things,

  • like "ball peen hammer," and also

  • some videos of Ellen and other celebrities,

  • if you're into that sort of thing.

  • [SCREAMING]

  • Oh, [BLEEP]!

  • God [BLEEP]!

Two of the most amazing experiences

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Ellen's Writer Tricks Tourists on a Los Angeles Wildlife Safari Tour

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    Robert   posted on 2018/09/30
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