My dad used to catch a turtle, and put him in a can, or somewhere for a while. We would pick the turtle up, and pet it. He didn’t get a snapping turtle, because we were little. That would not have been a good picture for a snapping turtle to do its thing. A box turtle is a good one.
Ed and I find turtles at times. We have kept them for a little while. One broke the broomstick Ed had with him, when he poked the turtle. It was a pond turtle, and I don’t know why Ed poked it. It turned and broke the broomstick with its bite.
I thought, “Smart turtle!”
Turtles can make good pets for a short period of time. I haven’t had one for a year. We always set our turtles free again.