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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:57 pm    Post subject: Stay away from armadillos! Reply with quote

They carry leprosy, and there is a spike of cases in Florida.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's crazy. I had no idea an animal could carry it or infect humans.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

every article I have read says you can get it, but it is rare. if you handle and eat a lot of them, increases them.

I have stood a foot or two from an armadillo, seems they have terrible eyesight. he could not tell I was there.

news.sciencemag.org/biology/2013/11/scienceshot-armadillos-bad-eyesight-could-shed-light-human-blindness
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not an animal I'm at all familiar with.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been known for a long time that armadillos carry leprosy. But it's not that easy to catch it, like sarge says. The article even mentions that the CDC says it's unlikely to catch it from armadillos.

Wonder why there's a spike?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wonder why there's a spike?

Lord Foul is at it again, of course.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahaha, I know what they look like. Very Happy Just never seen one in real life.

We have these pangolins though:



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm... that explains the beggar in the ochre robe I saw not long after eating that armadillo sandwich...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hahaha, I know what they look like. Very Happy Just never seen one in real life.

We have these pangolins though:



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahaha, pretty cool huh? Endangered unfortunately.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks... I'm still here from time to time. Not nearly as much since the Chronicles is finished, though
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's other stuff to talk about besides the Chrons, y'know... Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I know. I'm just getting older... don't visit forums as much as I used to. Forums in general, not just this one Smile

I tend to forget I post different places, then I am surprised when I go back later and see people replying to me LOL
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one should be an exception for you. Very Happy It's the Watch afterall... Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy in the States fired his gun at an armadillo in his back garden this week and the bullet bounced off and hit him in the face; he's ok but sustained a broken jaw for his troubles.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh! That's actually true!

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At least one of the bullets ricocheted off the animal’s bony, protective shell and then struck the man in his jaw, according to Reuters.


But there's more:

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This is the second time this year that an armadillo shooting has gone awry.

In April, a Georgia man accidentally shot his mother-in-law when he fired a pistol at an armadillo, according to ABC affiliate WALB News. The bullet killed the animal, but it “also ricocheted off of it, hit a fence, went through the back door of his mother-in-law’s mobile home, through a recliner she was sitting in, and into her back,” according to WALB News.

“Just the circumstances, just all the way around, the whole situation was unusual,” said Investigator Bill Smith with the Lee county Sheriff’s Office told WALB News.

... which means armadillos can't be all bad, right? Wink

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