Unstrange Phenomena by Ed Allison

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  1. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    ?

  2. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 1 year ago

    @Pacopuddy

    I think it means there are a LOT of ‘dillos in Texas.
    Like the sign, ’Last Chance for Gas for 20 miles’.
    Let’s you know you will go 15 feet before seeing another ‘possum on the half shell’.

  3. pinkx

    pinkx said, over 1 year ago

    Why would armadillos be for having 15 feet? They only need four.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Not in town. Though enough of them die from the dangerous car and truck predators.

  5. RockChalkJayhawk

    RockChalkJayhawk said, over 1 year ago

    Reminds me of the Wall Drug signs on I-90 in South Dakota.

  6. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, over 1 year ago

    One time I drove through a town called Many Farms, on the Navajo reservation . There was a dead dog every fifteen feet.

  7. waykirk

    waykirk said, over 1 year ago

    That is why the chicken crossed the road. To prove to the armadillos that it could be done.

    Poor critters,

    The old Sarge

  8. myobcomp

    myobcomp GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Well this scene depicts a long stretch of highway in a flat, sun scorched environment ie. West Texas . Armadillos very seldom stray from the wet environment that East Texas affords and that is usually Very hilly with twisting roads.

    They are mainly nocturnal, grey colored which makes them hard to see and hard to miss at speed. Their reaction to stress or fear is the amazing ability to jump several feet in the air, which under a passing vehicle is usually fatal.

    You can catch them by their tail and after they try to jump away and calm down they are very docile but want to get back to the daily quest for food, which is worms, grubs and some roots.

    They have no teeth and can’t bite you but those front feet with digging claws can inflict damage if you are not careful. They are NOT trying to inflict damage, it is just their nature to keep driving forward with those diggers to find food.

    Even a small Armadillo can out dig you , a Human armed with a shovel, in good soil and be gone in Seconds!

    They can cross small rivers and streams by walking on the bottom as they are too dense to swim. I have witnessed this on the Llano river out side of Junction, Texas. A Mother and three babies entered the Llano and emerged on the other side. The river there was 40 ft wide, about 8ft deep, rock bottom and swift running. I know because I and my Brothers and Dad swam in it and fished in it every day we could while on Family vacations over many,many years.

    Dad told us to watch! I thought they were sick or something. But they entered at he shallow bank, trekked across the bottom and emerged on the other side and never even Snorted and just kept on going into the brush to look for food.

    I have lived in West Texas all my life and can count on one hand the times I have seen an Armadillo this side of Garden City.

    Always a nice cartoon, but not realistic at this point in time.

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