Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Remember those cheesy 50's science fiction movies with the  giant ants or rabbits or insects?  I thought for a moment I had stepped into one of those when I went to check the mail and saw giant rolly-polly bugs.  In a moment they resolved themselves into a family of four half-grown armadillos (nerd trivia--armadillos usually have litters of identical quadruplets).  I followed them for an hour as they busily snuffled for bugs (it was worth tolerating the mosquitoes and biting flies).  Fortunately Bob came home before they left so he could enjoy them too.

It was a lesson in our place in nature.  We were enchanted and excited.  They never even noticed we were there--even though, as you can see, I got pretty close to them.

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