Agreed! He's only 13 years old and is interested in turtles. That's good. There are plenty worse things about which he could be trying to learn.Tough crowd....he's a kid, like most of us were when we got our first turtle..... given him a break. I seriously doubt he is of income-producing age yet so he's broke, other than allowance.
Hang in there kid....now is a perfect time of year to go out on a Turtle-hunt with a couple of others who like animals. We used to do it with regular "catches" years ago. Go around 7AM for a couple of hours.....
PS guys....I do understand the frustration...but we were all where he is at some point.