We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Thought you all might enjoy a photo of a captive-bred baby Eastern Box Turtle. Captive breeding is done for the pet trade (most of them taken as pets die - they are wild animals with exacting requirements which only their instincts know how to fulfill - you cannot just throw them a mouse once a week like you can with snakes), and for re-stocking of habitat. We do it for the latter. We do not approve of the former. Boxies are charming critters but do not make for responsive pets - stick with dogs and cats unless you are a herp nut. And herp people are strange, isolated, tattooed, eccentric, obsessed folk, like Bird Dog.