GRAVEL SWITCH - If toilets on wheels racing toward a country store is not the oddest oddity in Casey County, try Ernie Brown Jr. He makes Crocodile Dundee look timid.
Brown, who is known as Turtleman, will be the grand marshal of the Outhouse Blowout at Penn's Country Store Sept. 9, and he plans to bring along his turtle shells and turtle tales.
From his neck to his toes, he is dressed in camouflage, and he tops it off with a leather cowboy hat trimmed with a band of turtle tail leather and snapping turtle claws. He yelps when he is excited and is as good a storyteller as he is a turtle catcher.
There is the time someone robbed him of every cent and arrowhead he owned. It was the same day his wife left him because he had lost his teeth in an accident. And that was the same day he left to go live in the woods for six months.