May 24, 2012

Flintoff on whales, snakes and how to eat wallaby

Carlyle Laurie

Former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff, is set to feature in “Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild”, a new series that will be launched by Discovery Channel later this week. Speaking to Chris Leadbeater from Daily Mail, Flintoff said that being involved in the series was like a dream come true.

“I did a programme for the Discovery Channel last year called Alone In The Wild, where I spent a week on my own in Botswana, in the Okavango Delta. While I was there, I filmed elephants, lions, giraffes and zebra outside my tent – just me, on foot. Each country offered different things. In Australia I went crocodile hunting, and in Tanzania we tried to find the wildebeest migration, which is slightly scattered these days,” Flintoff said. “Building a relationship with Thomas, a Maasai elder, was special. But spotting the pygmy elephants was a real highlight – just how close we got to them. There I was, standing next to a herd. I didn’t expect that.”

RSS Feeds: Carlyle Laurie

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.