Have you ever seen one of these up close and personal? Believe me it ain't pretty.
Luke warm off the wire from yesterday's That's Just Peachy comes the news that the state of Georgia has taken steps to regulate the wild turtle trapping craze that been sweeping the soggier parts of our fair state ever since the price of turtles surged in the far east.
It seems that demand for hard shelled reptilian deliciousness has caused a price spike and opened up a lucrative export market for those Georgians with the skills and abilities to outwit the wily turtle in it's native habitat.
Well kiss the good old days goodbye because as of 25 JAN 2012 the Georgia DNR will adopt a new rules and regulations for commercial wild turtle hunters/trappers/collectors that will have bag limits as a minimum as well as licensing requirements and maybe tags too. It is predictable that the state will come sniffin' around anybody who's found a way to make a little cash on the side.
So instead of growing a new industry here in Georgia that just might help some folks make some ends meet, the state's gonna jump in with both feet into a market that they know nothing about and grab their 30% for your efforts.
Statism, the closest thing to Piracy there is!