Swallowed a turtle

May 1968: two-year-old Brad Haines somehow managed to swallow a turtle, apparently because it belonged to his sister, whom he was mad at. But then the turtle remained alive in his stomach for quite a while, which worried doctors. Thankfully it did eventually die, and Brad then managed to get rid of it the natural way. So no surgery was required.

Opelousas Daily World - May 30, 1968

Stevens Point Journal - June 4, 1968

     Posted By: Alex - Wed May 09, 2018
     Category: Animals | Food | 1960s

That must have been a memorable dump...
Posted by Brian on 05/09/18 at 07:36 AM
Did he give it back to his sister after he was finished with it?
Posted by Virtual on 05/09/18 at 08:13 AM
No birthday presents for him for the next ten years!
Posted by KDP on 05/09/18 at 08:36 AM
I wonder if Judy Blume saw this article. A preschooler eating a pet turtle is part of the plot of "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing".
Posted by Ross on 05/09/18 at 08:57 AM
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