Books [Terrapin Dogs]
Terrapins lay eggs three times during the spring and summer season, laying from 80 to 100 eggs in the sand which take six weeks to hatch. The baby is as large as an ordinary thumb. They are wide awake, sometimes vicious and always looking for trouble, being faster than the land terrapin or tortoise. They do not go farther than thirty miles north of Bon Secour in Alabama.
Few people wish to take the trouble of donning hip boots and slushing through the mush of a snake and alligator infested marsh. But the hunting is profitable when the market is stable. Terrapin soup is a delicacy. Natives, however, do not wish to be troubled with the killing and cleaning of them. In order to kill one the approved method is to put the terrapin on the floor, slip up