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Posted By:zmih

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2009-02-03 03:21:49
Yes, those were the days. Although I wasn't a permanent resident of Austin until 1998, I did walk in the building of the Armadillo World Headquarters in 1978 (alas, not when any famous band was playing). I really didn't realize the historical significance of that building until many years later. There's a commemorative plaque there now in front of the skyscraper that took its place. Somewhat ironically, my son held a job for about a year just 1/4 from there - selling recording/performing equipment.
2009-02-03 02:27:29
..notice Greg says "usually refers to a mammal"...that's because I think he probably remembers that it could also refer to a former cavernous ramshackle building surrounded by a parking lot that looked as if it had been straffed and bombed and in which one could find cold Lone Star and everything from Asleep at the Wheel( "Comnin' right at ya' "), Kinky Friedman and his Texas Jewboys, Willie Nelson and ZZ Top, to Bette Midler, Count Basie, and the Austin Ballet Theatre. Those were the days, Hoss !
2009-02-03 00:54:35
Just to clarify, "libellule" - this is a lizard (reptile) and not a mammal. I was remarking that the name "Armadillo" by itself usually refers to a mammal.
2009-02-01 02:01:00
Thank you to give us - to give me - so many explanations. For me, it was only an animal of dreams, not a true one. It is so strange. And I had never fancied it was a mammal. With a "tail-biting behavior". And it can be a pet ! ( I like when I can learn new things with Pixdaus. It was the case with your Armadillo Lizard. Encore merci. )
2009-01-31 04:18:01
This is commonly known as the Armadillo Lizard (alternately - Armadillo Girdled Lizard or the Armadillo Spiny-tailed Lizard), although I have no idea why it has "Armadillo" in the name, except in Spanish that means "Little Armored One". The lizard is from southern Africa, whereas Armadillos are New World creatures (North & South America) and are mammals. At any rate, I used to have one of these as pets growing up - my mom was a biology teacher and used to bring home all kinds of exotic animals. They're fairly torpid and not aggressive at all. In fact, I don't ever recall being able to invoke the tail-biting behavior - though not through lack of trying (little boys being what they are!).
2009-01-31 03:30:18
Looks like Firefox ;)
2009-01-31 02:58:59
can you tell something about this animal ? Name ? Where it live ? And so on ?