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

Published on Jun 30, 2015
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A Legend lives beneath the surface of Lost Lake in Roann, Indiana and Bill Haywood, a Roann native and experienced outdoorsman, has been searching for this legend for over 20 years. On this episode of Dragon Tails, Bill has invited Coyote Peterson and the rest of the Dragon Tails team along with him for an adventure into what some might call a modern day “Lost World.”
Lost Lake, as it is appropriately named, has been unexplored by man for over 70 years and has been rumored to be the home of a 100 plus pound snapping turtle. If these rumors are true, then this turtle would also be the new world record “Mud Dragon” Coyote has been searching for…so will Bill and Coyote be successful in uncovering the truth or will these stories remain nothing more than a myth?
Watch and find out!
*Thank you to Bill Haywood for his amazing stories and appearance on this video, we couldn't have made it without you Bill!
Dragon Tails explores the incredible world of snapping turtles and all of the folklore and myth that surrounds one of the planet's most ancient and misunderstood creatures. Get ready to take a journey deep into the remote swamplands of the Eastern United States with adventurer and animal expert Coyote Peterson as you join him on his quest to find a world record sized mud dragon!

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

  • Idk why but that dragonfly was cute

  • WOW

  • Wearing wet shoes and pants is coyote biggest Feet.

  • You should name this series “ turtle turf “

  • You should name this series “ turtle turf “

  • 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

  • Some of the suspenseful sound effects in these intros are awesome

  • 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.

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

  • This lake is a lagend

  • 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.


  • 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

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

  • 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.👍🏾🐢

  • It stares into your soul

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

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

  • I still do wish I had his job

  • nice

  • 🐶


  • I live in in indiana ima go there

  • 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

  • I stooges watching Nat Geo becuz of this.

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

  • Wow thats huge 😮

  • Wow 88 pounds a baby hippo is 88 pounds

  • I caught a snapper with a fishing pole

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

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

  • I still want your job.

  • You are my fave you tuber!!!😍😍😍

  • Adsoicess my monster turtle

  • Hey cioty why is it called lost lake?!

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

  • I saw your finger that probably 😭😩😔


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

  • That is awesome wow

  • What would happen if you stould on a snapping turtle 🐢

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

  • You seem like a genuinely nice guy😊

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

  • 12:45 he looks so elegant

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

  • Why call a turtle a dragon?

  • 9:06 why?

  • Not even 1k comments. Dudeee

  • i live in avon indiana

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

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

  • I wish people would be nice to turtuls

  • 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

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

  • i love the flute music at the beginning with the quote


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

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

  • Why doesn't Bill have a US-tv channel? He' awesome👍

  • 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....

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

  • i know right

  • i know right

  • I've caught crayfish before.

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

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

  • Please make a part three

  • Dragon tails is my favorite playlist by coyote

  • 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.

  • How are you brave like that

  • Boy ur a teenage mutant turtle catcher

  • Are the snapping turtle are dragons

  • I'll have to flag these videos FOR BEING TOO FREAKING AWESOME! keep up the good work coyote! Like if you agree!

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  • Are you messing with me pulls out huge turtle

  • I live in Indiana

  • Isns conan doyle the guy who made Sherlock

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

  • The Mayan Princess Suicune

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

  • You are wild


  • i love your vids

  • Are you used to jumping in dirty water and getting soaked

  • 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! :D

  • Snap snap

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

  • cuz u jump into "sump"

  • do you ever get a leach

  • i live 15 mintues from here 😂

  • Crow is very right!

  • He does

  • Now I'm moving out of Indiana

  • i aggree

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

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

  • go to ironwood Michigan and fish at black river harbor

  • I'd love to go fishing in this lake

  • Untouched by man with a 7up bottle r There really