Shell Game

A plot to purloin rare reptiles by wrapping them in plastic is disrupted.

A man tried to smuggle out baby-sized tortoises,
hoping a bribe would make customs ignore this. His
effort was foiled; x-rays too large a hurdle
when trying to poach nearly 200 turtles.

To steal from this famous, remote archipelago
known as the Galápagos? The world declares, “Hella no!”
The punishment handed out should be draconian
for trying to pinch these endangered chelonians.

This magical isle – all the creatures that are in –
inspired a great theory by one Charles Darwin.
Thank goodness this crime to filch turtles was solved. Such
behavior proves some people haven’t evolved much.

“Shell Game” — read by the author.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.