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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Brought To You By The Number Four

That's right four. Today brings my count of armadillo sightings to a big fat four since moving here a year and a half ago from Birmingham. Of course, sadly, every last one of them have been of either the flat or swollen variety, as each of them were waiting to be cleaned up by convicts on a road-crew detail. Even so, their tell-tale concentric plates and fat hairy tails, as always, are reliable calling cards when one is counting his armadillo road kills.

Yep. Four.

***Out of guilt and blinding fear I've decided to change my armadillo picture since the original was copywritten by some guy called Caddylak.


Blogger squirrels_on_snark said...

Oh the damage a Hummer can do.
Running over 'dillas No. 1 and No. 2.
Then a Mercury Marquis took out 'dilla No. 3.
What took out 'dilla No.4?
Why, of course, of course - a Fourd.

Tue Jul 18, 08:10:00 PM

Blogger newscoma said...

There are armadillos in Fairview?
I'm moving to your home town.

Tue Jul 18, 10:24:00 PM

Blogger HUCK said...

There are! Can you believe it? We all migrated up from Birmingham; the armadillos, the fireants, and me.

Thank you, Global Warming!

You are brilliant.

Wed Jul 19, 08:39:00 AM

Blogger saraclark said...

Oh boy Armadillos! We don't have those on the East side yet and so far the official dividing line for Fire Ants is I-40.

I want a taxidermied Armadillo so bad, just like in Judge Stone's office on Night Court. Let me know if you find a fairly fresh and not too f'd up one. This could be my chance.

Wed Jul 19, 02:19:00 PM

Blogger Rex L. Camino said...

Your new 'dillo pic just scared the fuck out of me.

I need to get a handpuppet of that in case I ever have children and they grow to no longer fear me.

Wed Jul 19, 05:11:00 PM

Blogger HUCK said...

Isn't it beautimous? I wish I could animate the head to turn from a forward-facing position to the position it's in now... very, very, slowwwly.

heh, heh, heh...

Wed Jul 19, 05:17:00 PM

Blogger Joe Powell said...

i thought roadkill (of any kind) was the state animal.

and rex is right - that's a funky picture there. it speaks to me. and says the oddest things.

Wed Jul 19, 10:34:00 PM

Anonymous little a said...

global warming is a media induced BS idea... in the 1970s they were talking about an ice age now warming...

Thu Jul 20, 05:05:00 PM

Blogger HUCK said...

How's the weather down in B'ham, little a?

Thu Jul 20, 05:50:00 PM

Blogger Alan said...

I moved to Nashville from Birmingham myself several years ago. I haven't seen any armadillos yet, at least any that I recall.

I am surprised about how many dead skunks I see on the roads around Nashville. It seems like I see several a week, and they were pretty rare down in Shelby County, Alabama.

Wed Jul 26, 12:27:00 AM

Blogger SistaSmiff said...

Dumb question...has Alabama always been so full of armadillos? It was never a thing of "Think armadillo, think Alabam"....until a couple years ago when driving to and from Gulf Shores, there were dead ones everywhere.

Tue Aug 15, 08:39:00 PM

Blogger HUCK said...

Not a dumb question a'tall. Glad you asked. No, armadillos are a recent migratory addition to my "Sweet Home".

I remember I was surprized in the eightees during a family trip to Florida by a strange burrowing beastie when exiting the local convient store. It was the first time I had ever seen one of the things.

It wasn't until the 90's, when I first noticed the curious additions of armadillo corpses decking the shoulders of Alabama highways.

Wed Aug 16, 04:07:00 PM

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