Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Armadillos in da Garden...

biped...."I thought I'd post these pictures because you don't very often see a live Armadillo, let alone one in the day light.  Normally they are nocturnal but because of the severe drought and the fact that I am the only idiot in Missouri that refuses to let her trees and scrubs die from lack of water we thus still have a wee bit of water left in our soil they are coming out in broad daylight to forage..

They really like water and are excellent swimmers.  They propel themselves with their tails which they twirl around in a circular motion.

Tank and his friends know me and will walk right by me.  Either they have no fear or are almost blind.  They don't get particularly upset when the dogs are outside.

Armadillos normal food are grubs that because of the drought have mostly died, with the exception of the center of my yard, which now looks like little mini bombs have went off all over the place.     This is not Tank, its probably Tank's girlfriend.


Angel and Kirby said...

We were told that they have very bad eyesight! We see them all the time, day and night/

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Wow! Neither my human nor I have ever seen an armadillo in person!

Lin said...

We don't have them here, but I hear they really dig up a garden if they are around.

I didn't realize that you were back blogging. I'm so glad that you are!! I've missed you and all the kitty stories. :)

Hope all is well!

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

oh my CAT! Seriously??? Our mommy told us they have those things in Texas where she grew up but not up here in MISSOURI?!?! (Prolly not up here in KC where WE lives at least. Thats' a-MEOW-zing!)