[QUOTE=zap em;2633332]It is legal now if you buy it
from a pet store. [B]You also have to
remember this was 1965.[/B] Here in california
it was legal to keep a monkey as pet up untill
I grew up in the 1960s running around the woods all the time. I handled plenty of turtles and I never once got the urge to carve my initials in any animal and turn it loose. Now we did catch, and eat, snapping turtles so I can only let my hypocrisy go so far. I must say they did taste really good when fried up like chicken.
Heck, nowadays if I see a turtle trying to cross the road I will stop and pick it up. Sometimes I will just help it across the road and other times I will take it with me and release it somewhere that isn’t so congested.