It's a very good thing that Texans have a good sense of humor, because it seems we spend a lot of time laughing at ourselves!
With all the serious things going on in the crazy world around us, it's refreshing to read a story containing a little humor. That's not to say the lady in this story isn't sore and bruised, but I know you can see the underlining humor in this article...at least, I certainly hope so!
Woman allegedly beaten with frozen armadillo
This Texas critter turned into a weapon in a parking lot throwdown near Dallas. (Chronicle file)
Only in Texas: Dallas police are on the lookout for a man who could face assault charges for throwing a frozen armadillo at a 57-year-old woman near Dallas.
The woman, My Fox Dallas-Fort Worth reports, met the man in a parking lot to purchase the armadillo carcass, which she planned to eat.
During a fight over its price, he hit her with the animal in the leg and the chest, leaving bruises on her body.
According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas law prohibits the sale of live armadillos, but a few Texans still go after their meat.
Those people who eat armadillo meat will find that thorough cooking should make the meat noninfectious (of mycobacterial leprosy). However, the greatest hazard of being infected (if any) may be encountered during cleaning and dressing of the animals.
….Eating armadillos is not widespread in Texas today, although it has been popular among south-of-the-border residents for more than a hundred years. Many Texans, especially during the depression years of the 1930s, dined on the “Hoover Hog,” referring to the armadillo as “poor man's pork!"
I've known folks to fight over some crazy things before, but to see them fight over a frozen armadillo...that's going just a little too close to the edge, even for me!
Pretty strange, folks, pretty strange!
How about some fresh coffee on the patio? Pretty warm already, but we'll tough it out!