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Another One Snapped Up

In an interview with a local newspaper, Timothy Anderson, 36, of Longview, Texas, bragged he had caught a large alligator snapping turtle. That caught the interest of the Gregg County Game Warden: Anderson not only didn’t have a fishing license, but hunting, capturing, or possessing that breed of turtle is illegal in Texas. When game wardens arrived at Anderson’s house, they were not able to retrieve the critter: Anderson had eaten it. Its shell was confiscated and Anderson was arrested for possession of a threatened species. (RC/KLTV Tyler) ...And the game warden then bragged he had captured Anderson, even though obliviots are not a threatened species.
Original Publication Date: 05 October 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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