Don't forget to stop and smell the marsh pinks. Actually, marsh pinks don't really have much of a smell, but the musk turtle does...Well, to be fair to the musk turtle (aka "stinkpot"), the books say they give off a bad odor, but I have handled a bunch of 'em and never noticed anything unpleasant. Unpleasant reptile smell is an irritated rat snake. Ugh!!