Spam email reveals the existence of ancient, giant furry armadillo things

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22 Responses to “Spam email reveals the existence of ancient, giant furry armadillo things”

  1. BillStewart2012 says:

    At first glance, before I looked at the face, this looked like an armadillo costume for a dog, in case your pet wants something to wear for Halloween.  

  2. GawainLavers says:

    Discovering the existence of “screaming hairy armadillos” and “pink fairy armadillos” has enriched my life beyond the ability of words to express.

    I’ve only been lucky enough in my life to see a “default armadillo” and a giant armadillo.  The latter isn’t exactly a glyptodont, but pretty damned cool for a mammal in the Anthropocene.

    • wreckrob8 says:

      But don’t you so want a pink hairy armadillo and the even better screaming fairy armadillo, too?

    • BillStewart2012 says:

      I’m not the Disneyland enthusiast that Cory is, but I’ve been to Disneyland once and Disneyworld/Epcot once (and I saw It’s A Small World at the 1964 World’s Fair, and once was enough, thanks :-)

      But in the fields near the Disney World parking lot in Orlando, there were armadillos!  First time I’d seen them live and in the wild, as opposed to in zoos or as roadkill in Texas or random exclamations in long Jefferson Airplane instrumental jams.  Made the trip worthwhile, as did the family get-together.

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        When people come to visit Palm Springs for the first time, many of them regard seeing a roadrunner in real life as the highlight of the visit.

        • GawainLavers says:

          I came back from a trip to Sweden with some reindeer leather gear, but I don’t think I ever convinced most of the kids in my school that reindeer were real.

      • B E Pratt says:

         Interestingly, there are armadillos in the Tod Browning ‘Dracula’. They were meant to be other creepy critters the castle. And yes, that area of Europe does have its very own type of ‘dillos.

      • GawainLavers says:

        They seem, however, to have somehow completely extirpated alligators from the vicinity.  Last time I was in Florida I was stuck in a convention center abutting Disneyland, and all I ever want out of going to Florida is to see an alligator.

  3. Daneel says:

    Smooth on the inside, crunchy on the outside!

  4. Gilbert Wham says:

     “Website repeatedly receives spam emails from surprisingly robust Chinese animatronic dinosaur industry” sounds like a Fake William Gibson tweet…

  5. V says:

    I shall name my band the Screaming Hairy Armadillos.

  6. is this also the ancestor of the choco taco?

  7. TheOven says:

    Don’t armadillos cary leprosy? All of them or just the bad seeds?

  8. OldBrownSquirrel says:

    “Stuck in mud” may be a rare event, but since it makes fossilization much more likely that it would be otherwise, it’s hardly surprising when fossils are found to have been produced in “stuck in mud” scenarios.

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