Today Show: Great American Backyard Campout
Saturday, June 22 is the start if the Great American Backyard Campout, an event that asks parents to pitch a tent in the backyard and have a campout with their kids.
David Mizejewski, from the National Wildlife Federation, stopped by the show to give everyone a glimpse of what kinds of animals they might spot while camping out this weekend.
Great Horned Owl – This is one animal you might not see but you will might just hear it. Mizejewski explained this type of owl is common in North America and may be heard hunting at night. Although they have powerful talons and will be active at night, do not be scared of them. They won’t bother you.
Grey Tree Frog – You might even see some frogs while camping as well although the Grey Tree Frog might be hard to spot since it blends in with the trees so well.
Red Fox – Red Foxes are common all over North America, even in urban areas, so you might spot one while camping. Mizejewski said it is not smart to feed the animal because when they lose their fear of people, things do not end well for anyone. Also do not worry about being attacked. These foxes only eat insects and small animals.
Kathie Lee and Hoda Set Up a Tent
With the weekend fast approaching, Mizejewski wanted to make sure Kathie Lee and Hoda could pitch a tent the right way so he challenged them to pitch a Coleman Instant Tent in under a minute.
Kathie Lee and Hoda: Webtastic Video June 20 2013
Kathie Lee and Hoda closed out the show by watching a video of the Millard West show choir lip syncing and dancing to “Eye of the Tiger.”