Hot Enough for Ya, Tex?

We rarely venture from the climate-controlled confines of the CuteCave to notice, but evidently it’s quite hot out these days. So hot that, in Texas, young Slurpy McArmorplatingsons walked up to this nice family and asked for a drink of water.

Comments

  1. NorbertsMom says:

    OMG – the tail – the armor plating – the little tongue action…

    ded

    Ohhhh firsties – yay!

  2. We live in the drier area of the california coast and we keep a dish of water on our patio for skunks squirrels, and birds and others along with the water in the pasture for the sheep and chickens and pretty much all the neighborhood birds. LOL.

    and such a sweet Armadillo cutie patootie.

  3. Teho: are you nearbye? No? ‘K……someboddy’s has to say it:
    BLEEN!!!
    Poor liddol Armadillo bebbeh, so thirsty……Glad there were some kind peeps around to give him a drink & baff…..!! :lol:

  4. do we get to keep him and name him George?

  5. Texas2Step says:

    ‘ray for you, KittyAdventures! My husband and I live in south Texas, maybe near this dorable dillo. We have done the same thing in very hot, dry years, putting out water for the critters and leaving some grass unmowed for them to hide from the sun. We had some real rain yesterday, for just the second time in 9 months. I hope this bebbeh and all his frenz find plenny of hoomin frenz who will share water.

  6. Poor li’l feller.

  7. tracylee says:

    this ‘dillo fellow also needs a pillow, a plate of jello, something yellow…
    wow, not much rhymes with armadillo. this makes for a terrible rap.

  8. Fird Birfle says:

    mighty nice effort toward the objective, tho’ :)

  9. Fird Birfle says:

    and do we have to pet him???
    He’s not fuzzy or furry ….

  10. 260Oakley says:

    Perhaps he would like a cigarillo?

  11. Georgiabelle says:

    It is SO very hot in Texas right now. Just yesterday I saw a bunch of squirrels splayed out below the trees’ shadows trying to cool themselves off while walking around campus. Wish I had a camera with me!

  12. So sad….poor little guy! Pray that we all get some much needed rain soon!

  13. Head due North! It’s barely 60 degrees in Wisconsin today!

  14. marthava says:

    This is excruciatingly adorable. :)

  15. A definitely delighted ‘dillo!

  16. tracylee says:

    or a cup of Sunny D as long as he don’t spill-o?

  17. tracylee says:

    why thank’ya ma’am *hat tip*

  18. Katrina says:

    Aaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwww.

  19. Hey had me at the ears. I luv the way he kept wiggling them to shake off the water.

  20. Fird Birfle says:

    *Packs bags to go to Wisconsin*

    By the way folks, I just got an email from QoD over to the Left End, and she *claims* that the temperature there today is 216 Fahrenheit.

    I am pretty sure that she was embellishing the truth, justabit.

  21. Empressgoth says:

    That is so Distressing to know..Yes it is hot down here! I leave water out front and back for anything that may show up! Poor cute baby needs him a drink! Texas summers suck!

  22. Fird Birfle says:

    Your alliteration is “delicious” !!!

    [see: Marilyn Monroe in “Seven-Year Itch”, 1955.
    Bonus fact: That dress sold, earlier this week, in Los Angeles, for $5.52 million — the Reuters article deducted taxes & fees for this figure ].

  23. kerthud!! This Texas girl can definately relate to the little guys dilema. I dont think I am near as cute as he when I drink from a water hose tho.

  24. Fird Birfle says:

    Also this Army and the Gorilla oughtta get together; they both would prolly love
    “long walks on the beach”, etc. … :)

    (IE the sender-inners on both animaux, have referred to water as important to them)

  25. Fird Birfle says:

    :)

  26. yes! poor critter. thank goodness it got some water.

  27. Theresa says:

    Hey, I was impressed.

  28. Well, if you play for him a cello, he might end up feeling mellow.

  29. Love that I saw this first on Ugly Overload!

    http://uglyoverload.blogspot.com/

  30. Or…they could have just given him a water dish…

  31. So cute! I wonder why he doesn’t just lap it up from the ground?

  32. Last week I had a little hummer (as in tiny bird, not gigantic vehicle) drinking from my sprinkler when I was watering my lawn. He (she?) was drinking much like this little dillo, opening his beak to catch the water as it was sprinkling (is that a word?) down. It was very cute, but also broke my heart because I’ve never seen a hummer do that before, so he must have been very thirsty, trying to get water where he could get it. It’s just been so dang hot and dry down here in TX. I’m so very, very grateful for the rain we got yesterday and hope we get more!

  33. Emmberrann says:

    @Shay: ‘cuz he can get it from the hose!

  34. Emmberrann says:

    S’far as I’m concerned, you can have some ours in OH – We’ve had lots of rain! And Thunderstorms!

  35. *Jumps in the car with FB*

    Though it cooled off a little after the rain here in TX, it’s supposed to go back up to triple digits this weekend – yikes! (might as well be 216 degrees F *grumble, grumble*)

  36. Alice007 says:

    *waves at all the fellow Texans*
    This guy is a cutie! So glad he got a little bit of a cool-off.
    Reminds me of those pics of the koala in the wash tub. Whenever I spray the hose or put out a washtub I NEVER get a cute animal to come around!

  37. Sadiebird says:

    Ok, really really cute but why are these people watering their cement?

  38. OMG he looks like a little Piglet in armor!! Love love LOOOve!!

  39. JenDeyan says:

    The woman in the video was squealing just the same way I was when I saw this video. “Lookatit! Lookatit! Lookatit!”

  40. I almost shot soda out of my nose…. :-P

  41. Balthesia says:

    Bless you Texas2Step. I live in England UK and we are having rain all the time at the moment! Trust me, it’s raining as I post. How wonderful that there are people like you who leave water and unmowed grass for creatures to hide from the sun. :-) x

  42. I’m sure to people who live in Texas, armadilloes are a nuisance and everywhere, like rats. But to those of us in armadillo-less places, they’re STINKIN’ CUTE!

    Also, the little ear flips remind me of hippo ear flips. Wiggle wiggle wiggle…

  43. scarletgunn says:

    yay for humans and their sprinklers!

    i have my sprinkler system set for the afternoon when it’s hottest, and if i happen to be home both kitty and I enjoy watching the birds that come to play.

  44. SantaFean says:

    I live in Santa Fe (NM) and we are usually a pretty dry place, but are now in a 9+ month drought. We have a fountain in the backyard and thought about taking it out when we moved in, only to find it was the primary water source for the local critters. Squirrels, bunnies, a coyote (once, so far), lizards, feral cats, and more types of birds than you can count. They come from all over, and I am SO glad that we kept it! I really feel that municipalities that are in droughts should encourage the types of behaviors of the original poster, I just feel so bad for this poor little armadillo.

  45. and sing:
    Hiho Hiho It’s off to work we go
    Sweat in the sun – then have some fun
    Hihi Hiho Hiho Hiho Hiho

  46. arachnophile says:

    I swear you could see a puff of steam come off his armor there at the beginning!

    I’m so glad I don’t live down there, no offense to my Southern neighbors but the summers here in Alberta get to hot for me. I’d simply melt down there. I think I’m going to migrate to Norway. :)

  47. He is asking so politely :)

  48. MASSIVE TONGUE ACTION. wow.

  49. ottermom says:

    So glad I’m not the only Texan on here! I’m transplanted, though, and don’t live there anymore. ‘Dillos can be a nuisance, but I’ve never thought that about them. This little precious critter must have been mighty thirsty, they are normally a bit skittish about people. I’m thankful that the people were able to help him, Texas summers can be brutal.

  50. TrixandSam says:

    *gets buckets out and starts collecting rainwater here in Chicago*

    (starts calculating shipping costs….)

  51. 260Oakley says:

    Oh, this must be the 8th dwarf, Antsy.

  52. And the adorable little ear flutters!! Cute to the 10th power.

  53. That reminds me of the post from a few years back in which some tenderhearted folks in Australia left some water out for the very hot koalas during a wicked heat wave. The world needs kind people to help take care of its distressed critters.

  54. trinlayk says:

    Never lived anywhere where I could see them up close…
    but dang, I really would love to pet one… (and Pangolins SQUEE!)

  55. SlaveToCat says:

    Its a giant Armadillo Chia Pet. The camera angle can only capture the tail piece. ;)

  56. brinnann says:

    Texas2Step, I live in SETX, and we’re finally getting that rain too. It’s such a blessing after all this dry weather!

  57. brinnann says:

    I thought his name was Thirsty.

  58. While they are a-DOR-ables, petting may not be such a good idea. Armadillos are cute, leprosy, not so much…

    (PS: I totally want to pet an armadillo!)

  59. brinnann says:

    They addressed this in the comments on YouTube:
    “The problem was that the armadillo was running away, as they usually do from humans … so going inside to get a bowl from the sink would have taken too long & he would’ve run off into the woods.”

  60. There once was a thirsty young ‘dillo,
    Who waddled his way past some dry willow.
    To his greatest of joys,
    His neighbours’ sprinkler deploys!
    Between schlurps, he says, “Thanks, mates, that’s brillo!”

  61. Mary (the first) says:

    Yes and the wonderful firefighter feeding the koala from his water bottle.. sigh .. Personally, I’m here in SW Wa and we’ve barely hit 80 yet this year much less bemoaning lack of water. We’re more concerned with keeping the rivers from overflowing :(

  62. Mary (the first) says:

    “like” ! :D

  63. Mary (the first) says:

    I also loved the ear flipping! (Seems like these folks, at least, don’t think this little guy is a nuisance….)

  64. And could carry leprosy. Still, doesn’t stop him from being cute! X3

  65. Yeah I recently read that the majority of leprosy cases in the world are from ‘dillos. They should call them “stumpadillos”!

  66. As a Texan, I’m rather fascinated with them myself, especially when I see a live one, which is rarer to see than the poor critters who get mowed down and left by the side of the road. :(

  67. It’s so nice to find other people that think ‘dillos are as cute as I do !
    They a;ways reminded me of the mock turtle from Alice in Wonderland.

  68. Erm, no, that would be a total myth yer readin’ there, my friend. Armadillos don’t live in India, fer example, where most cases of leprosy occur, and the risk of getting it here in the U.S. from armadillos is pretty low.

    See: http://www.wildlifemanagementpro.com/2011/05/02/do-armadillos-carry-leprosy/

  69. We’ll take whatever rain y’all can spare! :)

  70. Armadillos, can carry leprosy- no joke!

  71. Teresa in KC says:

    @Zippy:

    You do know why the chicken crossed the road, don’t you?

    It was to show the armadillo that it COULD be done.

    (Native Okie herel)

  72. Rachel of Cyberia says:

    Ehn. It takes years for leprosy to develop. Worth the risk.

  73. Amarillo rhymes with Armadillo, I guess we all know where that is now, that little fellow was very lucky – meeting nice kind human peeps – while he was dilloing about in his Armour

  74. Just how many animals can you prove can be freaking adorable???

  75. I wish we got some rain – we also just had an extreme heatwave here in Lanzarote (Canary Islands) with temps over 40C, but our rainy season won´t start till at least October…. so I guess it´s hosepipes and supersoakers and the beach/ocean for us!

  76. That made me go “awwwwwwwww” all the way through. :)

  77. Yes, that´s like saying you can catch Toxoplamosis from cats because a lot of them can carry it (and humans carry it too!), but we still handle cats and are fine (especially if we keep to a normal, every day hygiene).

    See (just to clear *that* up too):

    http://www.fabcats.org/cat_group/policy_statements/toxo.html

  78. bookmonstercats says:

    Say hello to the QoD for me. We don’t see her enough round these heah parts.

  79. bookmonstercats says:

    He prefers to be just asingin’ and dancin’ in the raiiiin.

  80. Lucy's Mommeh says:

    I will ask the rainclouds that have been hovering over upstate New York & Pennsylvania to kindly take some of themselves (not all, maybe half) and head down towards Texas. We’ve had enough for a bit, I think. Coworkers keep getting flooded cellars!

  81. Here in NY City, raining, raining, raining, raining. It’s cloudy this morning!

  82. And these days, leprosy is treatable. Even more worth the risk.

  83. “Slurpy Armorplatingsons” . . . bahahaha!

  84. I like the way you guys think. :)

  85. Too Cute.
    Texas can you send us some heat and we’ll send you some water? I’m up here is Manitoba (Canada) and 1/2 the province is flooded.

  86. Awww – good for you guys – very sweet. : )

  87. Superbunny says:

    Anyone notice the dead rodent belly up early in the video? Died of thirst or drown? But anyway, love the armadillo.

  88. Samantha M. says:

    So there is a drought and they are watering their concrete? Are they trying to make it grow?

    Though if you are going to waste water hosing down a thirsty armadillo is a use of it.

    Not nuffing, I just have lived through droughts back home in Australia where I was having to catch water in buckets while I was having my 2 minute shower (timed) so I would have something to flush the toilets with later.

    Maybe next time they can just put out a bowl of water.

  89. Wow! I honestly never expect an armadillo to be that cutie!

  90. I read that it has only rained 2 inches in Texas since October. Thank you verry much for lookin’ out out for the bebeh animals. I was in Cape Cod for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and all it did was rain. I wish I could give you that downpour.

  91. Fird Birfle says:

    win-win suggestion, Leesa!! :)

  92. Fird Birfle says:

    With Meg, pyrit & co, in charge, NEARLY all of ‘em.

    NOT mole rats, tho. I don’t care WHO tries to convince me,
    them things is part of a horror film.

    *shudders*

  93. Fird Birfle says:

    I shall relay your kindness and
    your missingness (of her), to Her Highness, bmc!!!

  94. Lokimom says:

    It’s hot and dry here in Oklahoma too! I’ve noticed our local o’possum slinking down to the swimming pool at night to drink, along with a few racoons. For an urban area we seem to have a lot of wildlife including a family of hawks and a large barn owl, and a plethora of bunnies.

  95. I believe he’s partial to sarsparillo.

    (Oh hush, I know it ends in -a, not -o.)

  96. my favorite was “LOOK AT THIS LOOK AT THIS LOOK AT THIS” and in the same breath- “Don’t get too close.” Poor little guy- I shall do a leetle rain dance for him :(

  97. My bad, the majority of new cases of leprosy in North America are from armadillos, not the world. Obviously, I know they are New World critters. And I wasn’t saying anything about the risk being high or low, just that most new cases concern dillos.

  98. Superbunny says:

    why?

  99. I think we’ve had about 2 inches rain here in Central Texas in the last 6 months. We are raising our first flock of 11 chickens and have had to take steps to keep them from heat stroke. They have a pan of water to wade in (changed daily), fresh water to drink, a mister inside the roof of the chicken run with 80% shade cloth over the top of the run, and a fan blowing out of the roost area.

    We’ve had 18 days of over 100 degrees F here this month already and have been in an exceptional drought (the worst level) for a long time. I’m not at all surprised to see wild creatures getting water where they can.

  100. LOL!

  101. Armadillos do root around but don’t do anywhere near as much damage as the two million feral hogs in Texas. The ‘dillos eat fire ants, a worthy profession!

  102. because

  103. 6Rabbits says:

    This sweet little armadillo and the recent baby sloth pics have convinced me that ANY baby animal is cute! (Which is fortunate for cute overload!)

  104. MamaMclain says:

    Yeay my entry! Whooot!

  105. I know a young Armadillo
    was smoking a nice Cigarillo
    He did not go too Far
    as he drove – in his car
    Finding the way to Amarillo

    I am now on my way to go hit the sack – UK time and I can dream of Armadillos dilloing about in their Armour – and lovely people who comment
    Good night G’bless

  106. WendyPinNJ says:

    Aw! So frakking cute! No dillos here in Joisey, unfortunately. But plenty of damn rain. Also unfortunately. Iffin’ I could send all this damn rain to Texas, I’d be happy to share. Just not quite sure how to go about it!

  107. JenDeyan says:

    I thought they didn’t want to get too close so they wouldn’t spook the little guy. He may have run away and not gotten his shower if they had tried to approach him.

  108. mplsdeb says:

    The weather has gotten so bizarre all over the world. Drought down south. Over next to us in North Dakota, the flooding has forced thousands from their homes. Toradoes destroying towns.
    It is nice that people are so willing to help these little critters.

  109. RosiePosie says:

    Dehydrated dillos in Texas… meanwhile in Chicago, we are recusing feral kittens from being drowned in the rains and storms we keep getting. I’ve gotten near a dozen feral fuzzies out of some tight (and soggy!) spots over the last week.

    It’s been so wet outside that some truly desperate mice snuck into my apartment (and were summarily caught by my totally awesome and non-feral kitties)!

    *joins TrixandSam in the water hauling from Rogers Park*

  110. Is anyone else concerned that these people are watering a slab of concrete while animals are desperate for water?

  111. mplsdeb says:

    I thought it looked like a leaf rather than a rodent…unless pehaps we are looking at two different things.

  112. RosiePosie says:

    I’m pretty sure that’s a leaf.

  113. RosiePosie says:

    I’m assuming they started out watering their lawn or their car or something and when the little dillo came over, they sprayed it on him instead. Besides, other critters can come and lap it up from the pavement.

  114. Adorable; and I loved the ascending scale of the female voice ” look at this..look at this …look at this …look at this!

  115. Phage0070 says:

    Are you really concerned that slab of concrete is going to keep the water for itself?

  116. He’s from Amarillo.

  117. I’m more concerned that care trolls are adding water conservation to the list of things to annoy us with.

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