Alex, Jackson and Sam were playing down at the creek one day. They were privileged enough to witness the killing of four raccoons by our dogs, and then had the good fortune to come across a snapping turtle. They left the raccoons behind, but chose to bring the turtle home, wrapped up in their (once) white t-shirts. They kept it in the front yard and played with it for awhile by poking at it with sticks, but alas, their mean mom put her foot down an declared snapping turtles inappropriate pets, so it had to go back to the creek.
They really are very ugly.
"Do not strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm." Proverbs 3:30