This was one of the early turtle puppets I made. It was a child's sandbox playset. I cut the handle of the shovel just as it was packaged for sale. The blade was then hinged to serve as the open and close mouth, operated from a pull ring above the "tail". Very cute, actually...Wal-Mart only sold the play sets for a year or two in the early '80s, so that's how long this puppet was sold. I was sorry to see him go.