How do you describe getting stung and bitten by the most dangerous insects for a living? Just before you yell; No Freaking Way!, we have a living proof for you. Coyote Peterson is an American wildlife educator and YouTube personality famous for his wildlife YouTube channel Brave Wilderness; which features clips of him intentionally getting stung by insects that are considered to have the most painful stings ever.
Asides Brave Wilderness, Peterson hosts several other YouTube channels such as Coyote’s Backyard, Beyond the Tide, Breaking Trail, Dragon Tails, Blue Wilderness and Base Camp; on which he posts videos from locations such as Japan, Costa Rica, the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the Bahamas. Let’s get to know this “Daredevil” and the brave stunts he’s pulled off over the years.
Coyote Peterson’s Bio, Age
Coyote Peterson was born—Nathaniel “Coyote” Peterson—in Newbury, Ohio, on September 1, 1981, into a middle-class family. Peterson spent the most part of his formative years living in the rural suburb of Cleveland, Ohio and had a close feel of nature from earlier on. Growing up, his father would take young Peterson fishing and sightseeing. He had his first handy catch of a snapping turtle at age eight which he’s described as an intriguing moment for him. The lad had caught a 40-pound creature later described as one of the most fearsome variations of turtles and posed the same danger as a giant white shark. At just ten, Peterson’s parents witnessed with shock as their little boy raced towards them with a poisonous Arizona rattlesnake in hand. In fact, the guy’s been at it for ages.
He attended Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School. Following his graduation, he then proceeded to The Ohio State University, where he graduated with a degree in film in 2004. Although a baseball hobbyist, Peterson had planned going into documentary making, screenwriting and film direction. Armed with a degree and a passion for wildlife, Peterson organically found himself directing, making and appearing in docu-films about wildlife. It all began on September 8, 2014, when the first steps of what would morph into a successful TV career began.
The YouTube Channel, Breaking Trails, had just uploaded its first video titled Breaking Trail-Trailer. The minute-long clip was the start of the series Breaking Trails and would be widely received by wildlife lovers. Then another video emerged, featuring a snapping turtle. Followed by another, featuring a dangerous Gila monster. Others clips began to emerge, showing him catching poisonous snakes, crocodiles, tarantulas, and turtles. Viewers poured in in their millions.
Peterson’s popularity began getting him invitations to several TV interviews and in 2015, the series, Breaking Trails earned him an Emmy Award. He also runs other series such as Coyote’s Backyard, Dragon Tails, Beyond the Tide and On Location. Perhaps Peterson’s most viewed videos are those featuring him being stung by poisonous insects. Especially one showing him getting stung by a cow killer wasp. A cow killer wasp reportedly has the second-most painful sting on the entire planet. The clip got over 38 million views.
Peterson has also authored a book, Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World, where he chronicled his most daring adventures. In November of 2018, fans received good news when it was announced that the Brave Wilderness crew were creating a TV program for the wildlife station, Animal Planet. In February of 2019, the half-hour pilot episode of the show, Coyote Peterson: Return to the Wilderness was aired.
Coyote Peterson’s Net Worth
If YouTube follower-ship is anything to go by, then its safe to put Coyote Peterson in the A-class earner category. With over 2 billion views and about 14 million subscribers, this wildlife king is sure earning a whole lot for every click he gets. However, no recent sources have the exact figures of his net worth or annual earnings.
Coyote Peterson has been married in the mid-2000s. Although he’s done a good job keeping family matters private, we have a name to his daughter. Pup Peterson (b. 2008) appears with her father on his shows and seem to have gotten some doses of that active, fearless gene.
What is Coyote Peterson’s Height?
The thirty-something-year old stands 5 feet 11 inches tall. He is blonde and has dark brown eyes. As of this writing, we have no tabs on his weight, chest, biceps and waist sizes, yet. As soon as these become available, we’ll put them all out for you.