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Subject: [Leica] Maybe if I ignore him . . .
From: sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter)
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:07:04 -0500
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When I was a kid we did not have armadillos in these parts.

I think after the bridges were built across the Sabine river we started to
get all kinds of wildlife coming into Louisiana that even the gators could
not overcome.

Now, in addition we have Jindal, and it looks like Perry has been coming
over to visit to do some fund-raising.

Maybe if we don't feed the gators for awhile....

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 2:59 PM, R. Clayton McKee <rcmphoto at>wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 2:33 PM, Richard Man <richard at 
> >wrote:
> > That's an armadillo!
> >
> > Sonny, did Kitty-Bob pounce next? Do armadillo bite or attack normally?
> > (know nothing about them except some photos)
> >
> Armadillo are casually known as hardshell possum.  Closeup they resemble a
> cross between a possum and a rock, and they generally have mental
> candlepower somewhere between the two.  Now, given that a possum has been
> described by a zoologist I know as "not really bright enough to be a
> quadruped" (and in the next breath, "Possibly the stupidest multi-celled
> organism in existence"), well....
> They are dangerous in only two possible ways:  1. They've been reported as
> carriers of leprosy but I vaguely recall that the strain they get (the only
> animal other than man to do so) is not contagious to humans, and 2. They'll
> dig up ANYTHING and EVERYTHING and do enough damage to the ground that
> horses will break legs and gardening humans will shoot at them - and miss,
> resulting in flying lead at ground level,  which is inherently hazardous.
> It's a safe bet that this critter didn't even know kittybob was there;
> their sensory inputs and capacity for analysing them are somewhat ...
> limited.  They can't see more than an inch beyond their noses and their
> sense of smell is about the same range.  I've had them litterally trundle 
> up
> to me, bounce off my boot, turn around, bounce off the OTHER boot, and then
> wander away none the wiser.
> I'm told they're edible.  I'm fairly sure you'd have to be beyond starving.
> R. Clayton McKee
> PhotoJournalist
> from somewhere just south of somewhere else...
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