Billy Burtle was on a class trip to the zoo. The entire class was in the reptile exhibit checking out the snakes, lizards, and turtles.
“I dare you to touch its shell,” Julia McDonald said, pointing at a small, motionless turtle.
“Ha! Ok,” Billy laughed, ignoring the signs throughout the zoo that warned people to never touch the animals. Billy stood on his tippy toes and reached over the glass and into the turtle enclosure. Just as Billy was about the touch the shell, the turtle turned its head and bit Billy on his index finger.
“Ouch!” shouted Billy, as he shook his whole hand in pain. “It bit me!”
Julia laughed. “Come on, let’s go,” she said, as the rest of the class walked to the next exhibit in the zoo.
“Hurry up, Billy!” Julia shouted. “Why are you walking so slowly?”