Idaho officials have killed the country’s most notorious snapping turtle, who gained infamy for gobbling a live puppy allegedly fed to it by a teacher in front of stunned students. The turtle was seized by the Idaho Department of Agriculture and “humanely” put down amid an investigation into Preston Junior High School teacher Robert Crosland for animal cruelty. The department, which enforces provisions of the Invasive Species Act, said the doomed turtle was put down for being a non-native species that required a permit. Two parents had said that the biology teacher fed the animal a terminally sick pup in front of his class March 7.
Believe it or not, there is a movement in support of the teacher and a petition is circulating in his defense