Deer Mr. Coyote,
Hi Mr. Coyote…my name is Teddy Bumblepuck and I am a really big fan of your show, my Papa and I like to watch you on Saturday mornings while we eat oatmeal and bacon bits.
Last week my Papa was fishing in the pond behind our house and we saw a really big snapping turtle. I asked my Papa to catch it but he was afraid. It was awfully big and he told me that it could bite my hand off.
Well…I really wanted to catch it so when my Papa wasn’t looking I tried…and it bit my hand off. It hurted a lot…but I got to ride in that helicopter with the police lights, and they gave me a lolly pop. I guess that was expensive cause my Papa said my stupidity is going to pay for the bill…which has alots of zeros after it.
My allowance is only $2.00 a week…so it might take awhile…in the mean time I was hoping that maybe you could catch some Snapping Turtles on your show so that I can see them better. The one that took my favorite hand got away before I could get a really good look at him. That and I was screaming and crying…so it made him hard to see.
Thank you Mr. Coyote,
Your’re number one fan,
IN RESPONSE TO TEDDY BUMBLEPUCK:
From the desk of Coyote Peterson:
Yes...snapping turtles can be very dangerous as you have unfortunately learned from your recent incident. In the future I would advise letting the experts catch the turtles...one species of turtle that you probably can catch without loosing a limb is the Eastern Painted Turtle...these are pretty plentiful in ponds, lakes, streams, and marshes around the United States.
I am sorry to hear that you will be repaying that debt...I have never ridden in a life flight helicopter...but it sounds like it was probably a pretty good time. I also enjoy lolly pops...especially the root beer ones.
I will do my best to catch some real whoppers for you real soon...we are getting ready to shoot the pilot episode for the television/web series...and much to your coincidental timing...the show happens to be about Snapping Turtles! Keep your eyes peeled for future updates on the blog and the pilot episode coming soon.
I hope that your hand regrows itself...either that or your parents get you a really cool hook like that pirate in that movie about the boy who flys with pans and lost children.
Here is a picture of a painted turtle for your reference...