Terry Wayne Washington of Austin, Texas has been charged with committing cruelty to a non-livestock animal, hunting without a license and for improper disposal of a carcass after video of him beating a turtle with a hammer on June 21 went viral.
Washington explained that he was fishing Lady Bird Lake when he hooked into a big turtle. Once he pulled the beast on shore the snapping turtle, quote, “lunged” at him and the 55 year old was forced to bludgeon the turtle 10 times in an act of self-defense.
The turtle “lunged” at him?
What the hell?
Was the turtle Gamera or something…
Gamera…the giant space turtle from those really crappy Japanese monster movies.
Never heard of him?
Police revealed that the slain reptile measured 27 inches in length and 15 inches wide, weighed 30-40 pounds, and did not die quickly.
Vaya con Dios, Texas Turtle.
Vaya con Dios.null