All terrapins are small turtles but all small turtles are not terrapins
Terrapins are often found in the eastern United States marshland. Catching one and bringing it home to show Mom and beg her to let you keep it as a pet might seem like a great idea... especially if you love turtles. Can you picture a little squirt in his shorts, t-shirt, brown cap for little boys and rubber boots on the hunt, in the marshes, for a pet turtle? Is he carrying a trap or will he simply use his bare hands?