Sunday, July 18, 2010

It Looks Like A Rabbit In Armor

...Though much smaller: the Pink Fairy Armadillo, which appears to have been originally gene-engineered by the Wee Folk as a battle animal. A big one is over four inches long; huge examples can approach 6" from head to tail, all with very definitely pink armor. And while armadillos can be pests themselves, it seems these little critters are very fond of ants, to the point of siting burrows near anthills in order to have a ready source of snacks.

Y'know, we could use one of these outside Roseholme Cottage -- if the giant slugs didn't get it.

7 comments:

Ed Skinner said...

(Pssst. You're turning into an "Earth Mother." Go to the range and blow some stuff up!)

reflectoscope said...

Damnedest thing I've ever seen.

Jim

Bob said...

Damn. Thought I'd seen it all. Obviously I haven't. Thanks for that, Bobbie.

Anonymous said...

No, it looks like some sort of Japanese anime sex toy. That eats ants.

Antibubba

Roberta X said...

Aw, Ed, I have always liked critters.

Breda said...

I want one!! (incidentally, I also have an ant problem.)

Roberta X said...

Well, it's that, a pangolin or an anteater, and only one is fluffy and pink. Downside, they're very shy and somewhat rare in captivity.

Sure you wouldn't like a nice leopard slug?