Thursday, November 16, 2006
The Flip Side Of Last Thursday's Post
" 'possum on the half shell"
This may actually be the 'dillo featured in last Thursday's post. It was lying on the paved road next to my mail box as I headed out for work early last Friday.
It's certainly not a "happy" picture, but it does give a good view of the fuzzy underside and excellent digging equipment of the armadillo. Dr. Archie Carr (my hero) once wrote about the lack of soil fauna in habitats colonized by the dillo. Apparently the armadillo (an exotic here) is pretty efficient at soil snuffling. So ... maybe it's not a totally unhappy picture either.
The only other way to see this underview, is to chase the armadillo like a crazy person until it finally attempts to go to ground, but not before you (again, like a crazy person) grab it by it's substantial tail and hoist it kicking and grunting into the air while exclaiming, " I got him! I got him!"
At least, this is what I've heard ...