Long ago when I was just a youngster, my aunt sent me a package through the mail. It was a small cardboard box with holes in it (from what I can recall) and to my surprise, it contained a small, live turtle like the one pictured above. I even remember it having the same red markings on the side of it’s head.
I was surprised that my aunt did this, I’ve never received anything like that through the mail before. This turtle, which I eventually named Timothy was the first pet I ever owned and was around for quite some time.
Now I don’t condone this method of purchasing turtles, I think it’s cruel to put a living creature through our mail system, knowing what I know now about how mail is handled. But as a kid, it was a great surprise and I will never forget this turtle and how HE came into my life. I hope Timothy was a HE, sorry, if you were a SHE after all these years!