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There’s a mysterious track by the Sweet Flag. It’s eight feet long, two inches wide and a half-inch deep. It looks as if a one-legged chair was dragged across the soil. I didn’t ask the man who tried to catch … Continue reading

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There were crucial issues to worry about during my absence. Did RJ remember to water? Did he purchase a steel trap or a .22? Was there a dead armadillo behind the woodpile—dead plants, beer cans—anything? Did the deer that jump … Continue reading

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A neighbor recently caught an armadillo using cat food as bait. R.J.’s eyes darted to the bag of Science Diet Hairball Control formula on the laundry room floor when he heard the news. I said using cat food for bait … Continue reading

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Thanks to John Miller, Naturalist Program Supervisor for the Missouri Department of Conservation, I have two new weapons—flour and hot pepper—to use in my armadillo battle. (No, I am not going to deep fry my ‘dillo.) John said flour is … Continue reading

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We invited my sister-in-law over and dined alfresco for the first time in weeks. Chartreuse crepe myrtle blooms, light pink Buddleia florets and feathery, purple-blue Caryopteris flowers decorated the shrubs forming a botanical privacy fence around the deck. I cut … Continue reading

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