I had some nice Turtle sausages at The Gumbo Shop in N.O. back in the 90's.
I thought those big snappers (we call them Alligator Snappers back home in OK) were endangered as well?
As far as Armadillos go, clean out the shell, somehow fasten the end of the tail to where the head would be, and let the shell dry out, all curled up. You now have a handy basket.
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