ANDY DICK LOST IN THE WOODS

NATURE BOY:

After buying an 80-acre parcel of mountain land in wild and woolly Topanga Canyon, comedian Andy Dick happily hiked out alone on his first inspection tour -- and got LOST! He'd wandered through his bushy acreage for less than an hour when he became confused. Dusk fell and Andy panicked! He tried to call pals on his cell phone -- but couldn't get a strong signal! He finally got through, his buddies drove to the spot -- and yelled his name until he heard them! Hard to believe, but always-flamboyant Andy says he didn't call for help earlier because . . . he was embarrassed!