Okay, this little guy has nothing to do with Joker and Jester. :-)
I have this weird obsession with dead things - actually several of my family members do - we like to collect bones, specifically skulls. And I didn't have an armadillo skull.
Here is the cool part, to my knowledge, I have the most northern armadillo! It was found in Mid Missouri, on Hwy 63, north of I-70 a few miles. I saw it on the side of the road and just had to turn around to go get it.
It has cured quite nicely! The bones have not stayed together, but the skull is looking pretty good. The other cool thing is the armor has stayed together too! I found it right before leaving for Texas, so it has just sat on top of that hay bale for a month now. Hee hee!
We have acquired a donkey. We already have two burros we adopted from the BLM, and now we have added a domestic donk to the group. Brian named him Jester to go with his new yearling, Joker.
Jester was living down the road in a pen by himself, and that is because he was running the guys cattle. Jester got put in time out for over a year. I have to tell ya, one day we were driving home and we watched Jester chasing the steers and his tail was ringing round and round while he was braying! It was the funniest darn thing......
Another neighbor mentioned that the guy wanted the donk gone, so while I was out of town, Brian went to talk to him. Come to find out a ranch hand, who has been gone for a year, owned the donk and never came back for him. The cattle guy was more than happy to let Brian pick up Jester.
Here is Brian and Jester.
Brian and Jester with toothy grins!
Jester is a little thin, and I don't know if that is because of his age or lack of nutritional groceries. He had grass and big round hay bales put out for him all the time, so food was there. We will spoil him rotten, and the next time the vet is due out we will have him checked over.
So in the meantime, Jester now has donk buds to hang out with.
Welcome to the zoo Jester!