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“There’s four armadillos in your backyard, Ahmaw,” my grandson yelled.

Yeah, right. But I grabbed the camera just in case. P1050885

There they were, facinating and kinda cute–until they waddled around front and invaded my flower/vegetable garden and rooted up a salvia and okra. P1050906

These guys pay no attention to you. None whatsoever, not even if you prod them with a stick away from plants. They stay planted, scooping with that shovel-like nose, chomping and hanging in with ferocious claws that contrast with their innocent, rollypolly look. Focused. They are focused, pausing only once to take look at me.P1050915

Okay, that was entertaining guys. Come back again when you’re not so hungry.

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These little golden CubanĀ tree frogs have taken up residence on our broadleaf milkweed plant. In a rain shower they moved to use the petals as an umbrella, but otherwise have posed for my camera for two days. I think I am supposed to put them in a plastic bag and freeze them. It is the humane way to kill them, I’m told. There is a reason for this. As this species has taken over in Florida, they are eradicating our native green tree frogs–which were also very beautiful. What to do, what to do.

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