Monday, September 29, 2008

Turtle, it's what's for dinner.

While I was driving home on Friday afternoon, Kyle called my cell phone. He frantically asked me where the camera was. He needed the camera! Where is the camera?!!? Please don't say the camera is in your purse!!

Guess what? The camera was in my purse.

When I received the call, Kyle was sitting in his truck on the side of the road that runs just outside of our neighborhood. He had seen something about to cross the road and being the inquisitive man that he is, he had to get a better look. Turns out, it was this lovely creature that he found.

Obviously, I got to the scene with my camera, thus the picture. It is a giant snapping turtle. Here is Kyle touching the thing with a shovel.
I was about to run back to the car after I saw that thing snap at him. It was pretty quick too, as far as turtles go. Kyle was debating what to do with the thing. He didn't want it to get ran over on the road, but really, what do you do with a snapping turtle?

Something tells me this little love wouldn't be a good pet for Jackson. (Do you see that tail? It looks like an alligator.)

Thank goodness, the rightful owner of the turtle lives in a house that is about 30 yards away from where Kyle found it. He saw the flash from my camera and knew that we must have found his turtle! The man was seriously overjoyed.
Here is Rightful Owner, with his 25 pound turtle. And the best part of this entire story is this: He was fattening the turtle up so he could use it in a STEW. Yum yum. He even invited Kyle and me over to enjoy some delicious turtle stew. Unfortunately, we had plans.


Josh and Donna said...

yeah, josh rescued one near a pond once...i mean, he got it out of the road...and it snapped and i wouldn't go near the thing!

Joe and Abby said...

Hey Sarah! It was awesome to hear from you! Congrats on your sweet family and your new little one. Your turtle story cracked me up! I can just hear you telling it! Say hello to your hubby for me.

Hailey said...

I am really trying to come up with something eloquent & profound to say, but all I can come up with is ‘Ew!’

Lauren said...

That is crazy!!!! That would have freaked me out if I saw that on the side of the road!! It's even crazier that the man is going to cook it!!! Gross!!!!

Anonymous said...

Turtle stew? ICK. Glad you had plans. And by the way, I have never seen anyone hold a turtle like that. Wow.

Carol said...

Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Turtle stew?