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Wildlife talley for my subdivision: bunnies, plenty. Possums? Only dead. Raccoons? At least two. Frogs? Oh, yes, we've got frogs. Bats? I think I heard bats squeaking the other day, so strong maybe.

Last night, armadillo :) I don't recall seeing a live one in the real world, so that was a treat. Lhexa pointed one out to me, snuffling a few houses down in the grass. We spooked it, so it headed toward my yard, I guess that makes sense. I'm sure it will ravage my oregano.

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eris_star
Aug. 21st, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
They're mostly insectivores. They dig for grubs, worms, assorted creepie-crawlies under the dirt. Plant damage is incidental to their search for live food, but it you're a plant, it's hard to grow after a mini-tank digs up all your roots.
eris_star
Aug. 21st, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
Also, try not to let it sneeze on you - they can carry leprosy.
spottylogic
Aug. 21st, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I've gotten so many warnings not to handle the armadillo :) Y'all will be happy to know, I'm leprosy-free, as far as I know!
jrollercoasterd
Aug. 21st, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
We've definately seen armadillos in our neck of the woods. We heard rustling by the garbage can and when we let the doggies out, it scared the crap out of my mom's little chihuahua - it was pretty funny.
vermillionfox
Aug. 21st, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
What is wrong with armadillos?! *gets on his alt and roots through your garden*

Oh, and if it has a bright yellow belly, that is the telltale sign of leprosy. Otherwise, it is fine to hassle hehe.
spottylogic
Aug. 21st, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
Note, if yellow belly, do not eat.

*looks at your icon. Adds you to do-not-eat list.*
vermillionfox
Aug. 21st, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
I'm cream collor not yellow tyvm. :P

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spottylogic
Aug. 21st, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Poor little armadillos, wandering around ringing their armadillo leprosy bells, shunned by their fellow burrowers :(
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