Cichlidiot wrote I still think there's more to
this story than what was presented
I agree with you there.
I also searched our state wildlife page and our city's
page on animals and after a half an hour I gave up.
I did call our state Fish and Wildlife once about collecting
from the wild for a pond.
I got bounced all over the state, talked to really interesting people
about all sort of things but finally was told that they, the state, are
not interested in a 10-yr-old kid, a jar and a couple tadpoles or frogs
what they are interested in is people collecting stuff to turn a profit
and taking great amounts of whatever they are collecting as they
can do significant damage.
Moral of that story is you can never go wrong
accompanied in life by a ten-year-old :-)