From Long Ago: Turtle returned to wild

Snippets from the Beacon archives | compiled by Forrest Bunkard

Grayscale Approximation.
Grayscale Approximation.

Sometime near this date in 1965, Bob Finch, 22, of Bass Lake, accidentally caught a snapping turtle while fishing at Riverside Creek. Within minutes, he let it go back into the water.

His fiancee, Clara, watching him from nearby, wanted to keep the reptile as a pet. Mr. Finch said the animal should go back to its natural surroundings.

“I want to take it home, too,” he told her. “But that ain’t me, babe.”

  • Also in 1965: The Turtles release “It Ain’t Me Babe.”

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