Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Turtle Number 72 Hero in Drug Bust

Photo credit: National Park Service

The Washington Post reported August 1, 2008, about an intrepid turtle.

From the files of the U.S. Park Police, Incident No. 08-29683: Suspicious vegetation in Rock Creek Park.

The hero of this little crime drama has a brain about the size of a raisin, so of course she has no idea what happened. She's a reptile -- but who cares? There's a drug suspect in custody, so let's credit her with the arrest.

Her name is Turtle No. 72.

And this is her story:

Be sure to read the whole thing. Excerpts wouldn't do justice for Turtle No. 72.


Malott said...

"I've seen pictures of the leaves before."

Uh huh...

This blogger wants to know if any zig-zag rolling papers were found on the Turtle 72.

Tsofah said...

I wanna know if Turtle 72 ate any of those leaves?

Seriously: what an innovative way to find such crops!

SkyePuppy said...


How would you know what the rolling papers are called...?


If Turtle 72 ate some of those leaves, she'd be happy, or sleepy, or dopey, or maybe one of the other dwarfs. I'm not sure if her researcher would be able to tell, though.

August 06, 2008 1:25 PM

Malott said...

Well duh... They're what I used as "post-it notes" before they were invented.

Malott said...


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