BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton’s beloved armadillo named Artie was killed Thursday will trying to cross Palmetto Park Road in West Boca Raton.
The armadillo, the great grandfather of many of the armadillos seen in the area, is being remembered as “kind and gentle” but “not quite what he used to be.”
A relative says that he was despondent over the recent death of his wife of fifteen years, Arnette, and the area housing market — unable to dig in area yards because, “people are always primping and pruning their yards with their houses constantly on the market. There’s no room for me anymore.”
Artie Armadillo is survived by his first wife, Arlene of Delray Beach, and 250 children and grandchildren.
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