The Turtle Man

The Turtle Man - By Pat Gillem

There is a man down Kentucky way,

who catches wildlife, almost everyday.

He yells an Indian yell, when he catches a Snapper,

watching him jump into those ponds, is a real knee slapper.

They call him Turtle Man, that names got a ring,

when he walks out of a pond, he looks like the Swamp Thing!

He travels all over the country, saving critters,

who knows, he might even be on, face book or twitter.

He doesn't use traps, or even snares,

He catches them with his hands, to make it fair.

Someday, I would like to meet this man,

to talk about critters, and shake his hand.

If you knew me, you would understand,

my friends call me, The Reptile Man.









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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hello Cyndi10 - I am so happy that I can entertain you and all my friends. Thanks for stopping by.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

You have a real way with words. So entertaining!


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hi MM - He is quite a guy. He is the real thing. That's what I like about him. Always good to hear from you. Have a great day.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I'd love to meet turtle man, he sounds pretty entertaining!

Great poem, voted up/awesome


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hi there WD - Well now my friend, I used to eat snapping turtle when I was a kid. When you have a big family, you tend to eat off the land, along with a few groceries from the store. But I have never had Red Ear. Nowadays I would rather see them alive, rather than eat them. I don't fault anyone who likes to eat turtle. The Great Spirit put them here along with other game, for our food. If the economy ever went flat, I would be eating them again. And maybe a few politicians. Just kidding about that. I don't want food poisoning!


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Howdy Rosemay50- He is a nut. But I like the boy. I have caught a lot of critters by hand myself. But he out does me. Lol. I am 60 and I still love catching critters, especially turtles. Thanks for stopping by.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I've seen him on Youtube, amazing. I liked your poem too


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

Red Ears are the best eating. Ask any Seminole. Cook 'em with grits!

I like a Michigoon prophet, on a good day. They are definitely a locust and honey breed.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

You have portrayed an interesting character there, paddyboy.

voted up as interesting!


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hi Susan - It is so much fun to watch him on TV. It is all live action! Thanks for stopping by.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Paddy, I would like to meet him too. Liked your poem. Have a great weekend!

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