Monday, March 29

new neighbor


two mornings ago jack was up bright and early (along with chris, but chris is usually up around 6:30). jack informed chris that there was a "striped animal with a tail" in the backyard. he said it several times so chris' curiosity was piqued. he took a gander. sure enough, it was a striped animal with a tail! and he even managed to take a picture for proof.
we have two burrows in our yard that i am positive are homes for this little booger. i dont have anything against armadillos except the fact that its spring. and love may be in the air for this creature and heaven knows i dont want those holes to be a little nest for some armadillo offspring. could you imagine!? i'll be outside before sunrise for my morning walk with larissa, and we will be chased down and mauled by this momma trying to protect her babes! what a terrible way to go! or worse, the kids and i will be outside using sidewalk chalk, covering our entire driveway with drawings of fish, farm animals, and aliens, and ellie will run off for 2 seconds and before i know it, i will watch her as she's being dragged down one of these humongous, 12 inch deep holes, to disappear! probably forever! as dinner for this armadillo family!

alright, so i dont really have any idea if they truly are armadillo holes, but it is a little creepy to think about at 6:30 in the morning waiting for your walking partner!

... jack cant say armadillo by the way, so he calls it "the striped one"...

.... do armadillos really chase or maul... i'll have to look into that...

4 comments:

Larissa said...

yes, they do maul small children, i will loan you my dillo repellant

matchgirl said...

at least it's not a possum! Do you remember that "song" I wrote about a possum? Do you remember the name of the possum? I could sing the whole song right now...here I go!

Thompson Family said...

good shot- I'm sure your lovely family is safe! (ha)

Dani Dooley said...

Wow! What excitement! and I thought chickens were strange things to wake up to. I don't know a thing about armadillos are they big? You sure make them sound scary.