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    Armadillo

    Every night for ten years go out after dark to get my cat in. He is the KING of these parts. This is a rather rural area in Oconee with 2-3 acre lots when you add in core. The few neighbors here know and welcome him. I ask them to throw him outside after dark. I walk up the road with an occasional whistle until he shows. I am afraid of a coyote getting him. Carrying home a hundred pound cat is good exercise. He rides and directs the flashlight.

    I see things as I walk along in the dark. There is a lot of wildlife about. Last night would say 90% chance I saw an Armadillo. I have never seen one in my entire life, so that made my day.

    Now I need a photo. Carrying a cat and a camera might be more work than my old ass can do.

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    I've seen dead ones on the side of the road, but "ain't never" seen a live one around my house. They can be a pain in the ass. They burrow and can tear up a yard or a crawl space under a house.

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    I saw my first armadillo at Jekyll Island, Ga when I was about 7 years old. That was where I saw my first deer also. The armadillos began to migrate north several years ago and have come in force. It's just a matter of time before you see one. Chuck is right. They will tear your yard up. Folks over here call them "possum on the half-shell". Deer did the same thing back in the 60's migrating up the state of Ga. ​

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    I have only seen one dead on the road. I don't remember where. Might have been in Alabama. They seem to be a warmer climate critter so when we have warmer periods for 10 years or so I guess they migrate. A cooler decade or so may slow them down or reverse the migration.

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    Global Warming no doubt. That's what all the politicians said caused all the recent flooding in Tennessee last week.

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    Why not. It causes blizzards, and even poverty and terrorism according to the asshat leftists. I bookmarked Climate Depot website. It has really good data and is updated all the time.

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    Good News !

    Last night in the driveway walking around was a huge Armadillo.
    Paid little attention to me and slowly walked off into the brush.


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