Dillo Dangerously Dodges Death

What a lovely day!

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Whatever this is, it’s blooming.  The sun is shining.

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When what to my wandering eyes should appear, but a leprosy-carrying varmint!

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Run, critter, run!

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That armor won’t protect you from…uh-oh.

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Looks like Buck is in it to win it.  You best hightail it!

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Yes!  Forget Chicken Soup for the Soul; we’re having armadillo stew for dinner tonight, folks!

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Would that taste better with Old Bay or Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning?

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Oh, snap!  Escaped into the pile of used tires again!  Better luck next time, old boy.

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12 comments

  1. Holy cow. U really have those things there just roaming around? They are smaller than I thought, too. Are they really varmint and do they really carry disease etc?

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    • That’s actually at my in-law’s ranch, but yes, armadillos are everywhere in Texas (mostly dead and turned upsidedown on the highway). You are one to talk, living w/ the most deadly creatures in your country!! Yes, many armadillos DO carry leprosy, so don’t touch them. I wouldn’t mind 15 pounds falling off me, but not an arm or a leg.

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      • Haha I was more likening it to kangaroos hopping around everywhere. Does anyone have any pet armidillos? Like, ones that don’t carry leprosy?

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      • Not that I’ve ever heard of. I’ve never gotten that close to one. That one in the pic was a baby. They can get much larger, but they don’t attack. Nobody eats them, either.

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  2. Armadillo by morning; Armadillo on my mind. Many years ago when I lived in Old Mexico I came across people that did indeed hunt, kill and eat Armadillo. YECH! Why did you change your Gravatar? Signed: Curious

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    • You do a lovely George Strait. Really, they ATE what could potentially have disease?? Oh, well, I was a baked potato when I started in December for a few months, and then the little Injun girl, but I’m feeling bacon bitty lately, so I needed a change. Sometimes you have the visor, and sometimes you are Nixon!

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      • Yep. The people in that area also eat cooked bugs. They must think it’s the 16th century. I also am Reagan on one of my mail addresses. Were I not so vain I would have a recent picture of myself. And who doesn’t feel a little “bacon bitty” from time to time. Change. I can dig it.

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