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  • 'Pre-historic' animal shell found in Argentina

    12/31/2015 2:21:14 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | December 29, 2015 | Staff
    A glyptodont shell found in Carlos Spegazzini, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina on December 29, 2015 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A passer-by on Christmas Day found a meter-long shell on a riverbank in Argentina which may be from a glyptodont, a prehistoric kind of giant armadillo, experts said Tuesday. A local man thought the black scaly shell was a dinosaur egg when he saw it lying in the mud, his wife Reina Coronel told AFP. Her husband Jose Antonio Nievas found the shell beside a stream at their farm in Carlos Spegazzini, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the capital Buenos Aires. "My...
  • Breaking: Terrifying Disease Sweeps the U.S. - This Isn't Good

    12/02/2015 7:08:53 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 32 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 12/2/2015 | Teresa Monroe Hamilton
    Leprosy in Florida from Armadillos? Not that surprised, they carry a whole host of nasty bacteria. However, you'd have to snuggle with them to get it, or perhaps your dog would. As far as leprosy goes, it is far more likely that it is being brought in by either the illegal aliens going to Florida after coming across our southern border, the Cubans that are flowing into the state or other persons from foreign countries that just 'happen' to wind up in Florida. These invaders are bringing back diseases to the US we have not seen in a very, very...
  • Experts warn Floridians to steer clear of armadillos to avoid leprosy exposure

    07/21/2015 2:07:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | 07-21-2015 | By Amanda Warford
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Leprosy cases in Florida are higher than normal and experts are blaming armadillos. Nine cases have been reported across Florida so far this year. On average, the state only sees 10 cases for the entire year. Action News spoke to a trapper who said he takes extra precautions because of this danger. Armadillos are very common all over Florida, and most of them live in the woods. But others could live near your home, and we learned that puts you and your family at risk. “We catch more armadillos than we do any other species,” said wildlife...
  • Floridians urged to avoid leprosy-infected armadillos

    07/21/2015 7:42:25 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 39 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 7/21/2015 | AP
    Leprosy cases in Florida are higher than normal, and experts are blaming armadillos. WJAX-TV reports that nine cases have been reported across Florida so far this year, already nearly matching the state's average of 10 cases per year, according to the Department of Health. Dr. Sunil Joshi, president of the Duval County Medical Society, says each case this year has involved people who were in direct contact with armadillos.
  • Man shoots armadillo, hits mother-in-law (GA)

    04/14/2015 9:36:13 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 79 replies ^ | April 14, 2015
    LEESBURG, Ga. —A man shot an armadillo, but the bullet ricocheted off the armadillo and struck his mother-in-law. Investigators say that Larry McElroy fired a pistol at the armadillo Sunday night, WALB-TV reports. The bullet killed the armadillo but ricocheted off of it, hit a fence, went through the back door of Carol Johnson's mobile home and hit the chair in which she was sitting, hitting her in the back, The Associated Press reports. Johnson's wounds are not life-threatening, the AP reports.
  • Woman allegedly beaten with frozen armadillo

    10/21/2011 5:28:55 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 53 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 21, 2011
    Dallas police are on the lookout for a man who could face assault charges for throwing a frozen armadillo at a 57-year-old woman near Dallas. The woman, My Fox Dallas-Fort Worth reports, met the man in a parking lot to purchase the armadillo carcass, which she planned to eat. During a fight over its price, he hit her with the animal in the leg and the chest, leaving bruises on her body.
  • Armadillo leprosy found in US patients: study

    04/27/2011 3:53:11 PM PDT · by decimon · 30 replies
    AFP ^ | April 27, 2011 | Kerry Sheridan
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A strain of leprosy found in armadillos has been identified in dozens of people in the southern United States, indicating the skin disease can be transmitted directly from animals to humans. The findings are the first to confirm a long-suspected link between the disease in armadillos and humans, but are not a sign that a new epidemic is underway, researchers said. Rather, the report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the disease, most often found in India, can originate in the United States and infect humans who hunt armadillo and butcher the...
  • Mystery surrounds Iowa armadillo

    05/20/2010 8:08:49 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 73 replies · 2,489+ views
    upi ^ | May 19, 2010
    WEVER, Iowa,- Experts said an armadillo found dead at the side of a southeastern Iowa road may have been part of an early species range expansion. Ron Andrews, a biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said armadillos are commonly found in the south central and southeastern United States, Mexico and South America, but one of the animals was found Saturday at the side of the road by a rural couple near Wever, The (Burlington, Iowa) Hawk Eye, reported Wednesday. He said the animal may have been part of an early species range expansion. "In southeast Iowa, the chances...
  • 'Armadillo' Plays Well in Peoria But Is Panned by Drug Dealers

    08/19/2009 2:55:58 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies · 894+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/17/2009 | By CARRIE PORTER
    PEORIA, Ill. -- This industrial city, hard hit by the recession, has found a new, low-budget way to fight crime: Park an unmanned, former Brink's truck bristling with video cameras in front of the dwellings of troublemakers. Police here call it the Armadillo. They say it has restored quiet to some formerly rowdy streets. Neighbors' calls for help have dropped sharply. About half of the truck's targets have fled the neighborhood. "The truck is meant to be obnoxious and to cause shame," says Peoria Police Chief Steven Settingsgaard. The Armadillo has helped alleviate problems like drug dealing that can make...
  • POSSUM COMIX,"dragon surfing"

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  • POSSUM COMIX,"road kill"

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  • Lunar Lander Challenge Ends in Fire, Disappointment

    10/28/2007 10:15:23 PM PDT · by cabojoe · 8 replies · 171+ views ^ | 10/28/2007 | Leonard David
    HOLLOMAN AIR FORE BASE, New Mexico – The rocketeers at Armadillo Aerospace, thwarted by engine problems and other mechanical failures, left this year's X Prize Cup empty-handed after their spacecraft burst into flames on liftoff Sunday. Over the two days during a Holloman Air and Space Expo, attempts at snaring the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge's $350,000 purse with their design were fraught with technical snags. At one point on Saturday, they were within seconds of winning the money – only to have the multi-legged vehicle self-abort and tip over on landing. An attempt on Sunday to hop from launch...
  • Bicyclists Collide with Armadillo at Tour of Missouri

    09/13/2007 9:21:29 AM PDT · by rface · 31 replies · 4,644+ views
    S I - AP ^ | 9.13.07 | staff
    A St. Louis-area man was injured Tuesday after colliding with an armadillo in the opening miles of the second stage of the Tour of Missouri. Dan Schmatz, 33, of Ballwin, was riding in the peloton at about 20 mph when he and teammate Jonathan Garcia of Boulder, Colo., met with the wayward animal. Schmatz, who lives in Longmont, Colo., was taken to a local hospital. The extent of his injuries was not known Tuesday afternoon. [ snip ]
  • NY cracks down on illegal mystery meats

    12/01/2006 2:33:53 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 176 replies · 3,843+ views
    Yahoo AP ^ | 1 December 2006 one hour 26 minutes ago | ADAM GOLDMAN, AP Business Writer
    When a food safety inspector walked into a market in Queens, he noticed the store had an interesting special posted on its front window: 12 beefy armadillos. In Brooklyn, inspectors found 15 pounds of iguana meat at a West Indian market and 200 pounds of cow lungs for sale at another market. At a West African grocery in Manhattan, the store was selling smoked rodent meat from a refrigerated display case. An inspector quickly seized a couple pounds of it. All of it was headed for the dinner table. All of it was also illegal. Authorities say the discoveries are...
  • Armadillo Migration Sparks Democrat Panic

    09/20/2006 6:43:41 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies · 949+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 18 Sept 2006 | John Semmens
    The nine-banded armadillo, a species native to Mexico, crossed the border into Texas 150 years ago and has been spotted as far north as Illinois. “The northward migration of this normally warm-weather species confirms my contention that global warning is a greater threat to America than Islamic terrorism,” said former vice-president Al Gore. “We must redeploy our troops from the failed Iraqi war so we can protect our families from this domestic invasion.” Representative John Murtha (D-Penn) has promised to introduce legislation requiring the troop redeployment. “I have been saying for some time now that we’ve lost in Iraq and...
  • Fact of the Day: Yes, Virginia, armadillos can contract leprosy

    09/03/2005 9:02:55 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 1 replies · 344+ views
    Fact of the Day Yes, Virginia, armadillos can contract leprosy Armadillos don't always lose body parts due to being victims of hit-and-run "roadkill" accidents ... Armadillos are the only mammals (other than humans) that can contract lepromatous leprosy, the most virulent form of the disease. In fact, the medical community believes that some day armadillos will help to cure leprosy. The bacteria tends to grow in cooler parts of the body (nose, feet, ears), and the low body temperature of the 'dillo proved an ideal breeding ground and resulted in a quick spread of the disease after the animal was...