Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Happiness Project :: Week 10

Turns out that we have a family of armadillos 
living under our front porch.
 I know this because I saw a mama and her 4 babies
parade in a line through my front yard like it was
 flippin' armadillo appreciation day. 
They practically threw candy at me as they passed.

My dad did a little research and
came over Friday evening with
all the supplies needed to trap an armadillo.

Don't worry,
no animals were harmed
in the making of this post!

The men set to the task
of making a little channel
to guide them into a live trap.

It was an event.

We woke up the next morning with
a little critter stuck in the cage!

Knowing that they can carry leprosy,
no one handled the little guy, I promise.

My husband wanted to send it to
the pearly gates and be over with it
but the children begged and pleaded
to simply relocate it.

In the end, we drove 5 miles over the county line,
pulled over to the side of a non-trafficy road,
and let the armadillo out by the bank of a river.

The boys unstrapped their seatbelts
and leaned out the window to bid farewell to "Billy".

He scooted off to his new home
happy and sniffing around like nobody's business.

I love it that my kids have such compassion for animals
and you can bet that Roger got extra smooches
later that evening for taking the time
to give "Billy" a chance at a new life by the river.

Only 5 more armadillos to go!


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Dina Lettre said...

Oh, my!

Linda D. said...

Okay.. that should definitely be a children's book!
Having grown up in Texas, armadillos aren't my favorite animal in the world, but with a little bit of "cute" illustrations, it would make a great story! ;-)

Linda D. said...

What a great children's book your experience would make! ;-)

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Oh my goodness- that was sure eventful. I can't see one of those without thinking of Friends now- :) hehehe

Anonymous said...

WOW! The crazy things you will find living in the woods.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Awe, cute story. They can be pests, like when we live in TX they broke the sprinkle lines multiple times.

Sue said...

What a cool experience for the kids!