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Wallace ­ River
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Feb 07, 2017 15:02 |  #1

First time I've ever seen an armadillo - in the back yard where I'm staying near Fort Myers, Florida.

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Feb 07, 2017 17:25 |  #2

I have yet to see my first one.




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Feb 07, 2017 17:33 |  #3

I wonder what Mrs. Fox might have to say about this?? She sure would have a time rolling him around once he was all rolled up in a ball! Enjoy your stay Ian.
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Feb 07, 2017 18:26 |  #4

WildImages wrote in post #18267253 (external link)
I have yet to see my first one.

Yea, been coming down for years and never saw one before.

Eastcoast wrote in post #18267261 (external link)
I wonder what Mrs. Fox might have to say about this?? She sure would have a time rolling him around once he was all rolled up in a ball! Enjoy your stay Ian.
:-D

LOL that would be a funny sight. Thanks for commenting John.


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Feb 08, 2017 04:58 |  #5

They are common here in Florida, can be very destructive.
We call them Opossum on the half shell.




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Feb 08, 2017 07:53 |  #6

dm1215al wrote in post #18267626 (external link)
They are common here in Florida, can be very destructive.
We call them Opossum on the half shell.

That should read "possum on the half shell"...the "O" is silent. ;)

That dillo looks different from the ones up my way. This one doesn't have the colorful head markings that the ones around here have.

You are very right about their destructiveness, dm. They can ruin a lawn to a degree that it can be dangerous to walk casually through it...holes a foot or more deep, plenty of them six inches deep....broken ankles or worse can really mess up your day. As for them rolling up in a ball...I've yet to come up on one that will do that...they are *fast* and run like a fullback...very, very strong creatures. They are getting worse around here, the buzzards love'em, though...

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Feb 08, 2017 12:55 |  #7

dm1215al wrote in post #18267626 (external link)
They are common here in Florida, can be very destructive. We call them Opossum on the half shell.

Haha. Well common or not, first I've seen. Intriguing things.

Intheswamp wrote in post #18267716 (external link)
That should read "possum on the half shell"...the "O" is silent. ;)

That dillo looks different from the ones up my way. This one doesn't have the colorful head markings that the ones around here have.

You are very right about their destructiveness, dm. They can ruin a lawn to a degree that it can be dangerous to walk casually through it...holes a foot or more deep, plenty of them six inches deep....broken ankles or worse can really mess up your day. As for them rolling up in a ball...I've yet to come up on one that will do that...they are *fast* and run like a fullback...very, very strong creatures. They are getting worse around here, the buzzards love'em, though...

Thanks for the info and for commenting, Swamp. They must be a challenge for the buzzards to eat.


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Feb 14, 2017 07:04 as a reply to Wallace River's post |  #8

Not sure if you are still in the sunny climes, but this is what the day after Valentine's day looked like.


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Feb 14, 2017 07:54 |  #9

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OMG John, after seeing that I think I'll go take a dip in the pool  :p . It's still Valentine's day down here tho. ;-)a Take your time clearing that away, I hear it's wet and heavy.


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Feb 14, 2017 12:20 as a reply to Wallace River's post |  #10

Yeah, I got a bit carried away and jumped a day, LOL, anyway, have a Marguerita for me and play some Jimmy Buffet :) :)


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Feb 15, 2017 14:34 |  #11

Nice image Ian. Enjoy the warm weather where you are. We got more snow in Ottawa today too.


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Feb 19, 2017 17:10 |  #12

Eastcoast wrote in post #18273403 (external link)
Yeah, I got a bit carried away and jumped a day, LOL, anyway, have a Marguerita for me and play some Jimmy Buffet :) :)

Done and done :)

Stephen Stephen wrote in post #18274660 (external link)
Nice image Ian. Enjoy the warm weather where you are. We got more snow in Ottawa today too.

Thanks Stephen. Home got 3 feet between 2 storms last week. I hear there's a melt going on now. A week to go!


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Feb 23, 2017 11:31 as a reply to Eastcoast's post |  #13

Lived in Dartmouth for 3 years back in the mid 70's when i was in the service and never seen that much snow.


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Feb 23, 2017 16:00 |  #14

lonerider519 wrote in post #18282725 (external link)
Lived in Dartmouth for 3 years back in the mid 70's when i was in the service and never seen that much snow.

Yes it can be a snowy place. I'll be able to report my observations next Monday.


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