She remembers where it ended up.
BUT...... it isn't there anymore.
We don't have a lot (struggling to think of any) big animals around here that would drag something like that away. There was a lot of blood, but as my neighbor said "I can never tell if they're dead or not because they just lay there when they're stunned" so she tipped it up on a shovel (which is the only way you're supposed to handle snapping turtles, apparently) and put it down in some long grass. She's a very kind woman.
My dilemma -
C thinks the turtle is dead. Do I tell him that Neighbor said it was gone? Let him think that it might be back? He has a shaky idea of death - if the turtle shows up and he recognizes it, (remember it has red paint on its shell) is this going to push him into more "When God is done with Kansas, can we have him back?" type questions?
And if I don't tell him and it shows up, how on earth do I explain that God lets turtles come back to life, but nixes favorite cats?
And if I do tell him and it doesn't show up, how long is he going to hope it will?
You see my dilemma.
Y'know, they don't tell you about these things when you decide to have children.
Next up: How many kites can we get in the air at once? Any? None? Stay tuned!