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Quirky Church Hill as seen at St. John’s Church – Update: Eduardo is gone…

Armadillos in the news tend to either harass or have bullets ricochet off their hard shelves. Armadillos are our friends though- living off of mostly insects and larvae. They have tiny teeth so they won’t bite you.

Our neighbor Martha shared this with us a bit ago and we have to admit that some of us here (aka…me) had a bit of a chat to see if this was a real one, but alas, he’s full of stuffing! This fella sits at St. John’s Church. Who put him there and Why?

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EDIT: Eduardo is NOT real folks. He’s just a fun stuffed armadillo that someone placed at St. John’s Church.
EDIT 2: We hope that whomever took Eduardo just moved him out of the goodness of their heart to a safe place- otherwise, this is pretty lame.

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Holly Shrimpy Hilton
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Holly Shrimpy Hilton

His name is Eduardo. And he has been squatting up there since the New Year.

Holly Shrimpy Hilton
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Holly Shrimpy Hilton

No problem! He did some time in a tree up at Patrick Henry Park, but we think he got into a scrap with some squirrels so he moved to St. John’s where he’s been now for the winter. I love Eduardo!!

Elizabeth Ramer
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I always knew I loved Richmond!

Tammie Lyle
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He’s pretty big,last time I saw one it was a 3rd of this one

Gustavo Adolfo
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I just love this stuff. It makes me happy 🙂

Amira Aronovici
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I want to go see him!

Queen mom
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Queen mom

Church Hill is very inclusive! I love Eduardo.

Leon Buckminster Lewis
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Crazy!

Marcus Rodriguez
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Let’s catch him!

Todd Rich
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Charles Nance
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Oh, great, Churchillians. Armored rats.

James Hoard
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Please let him be

James Hoard
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As a close personal friend of Eduardo, he seems to be content in his safe place. He would love to remain at his spot in peace.

Holly Hilton
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Eduardo has been living at this corner of St. John’s for several months now and we hope he will remain here unencumbered.

Holly Hilton
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If someone would like to give him a sweater or bring him a companion that would be great, but now we fear that this spotlight on his existence might bring about his downfall. Hope he is still there so he can enjoy the Irish Festival. ?

Nathan Moore
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He’s pretty bad ass to have made it through this brutal RVA winter

Tom Smith
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Hmm. Maybe an Armadillo sammich?

Kathi Sanders
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Please note that armadillos carry a number of communicable diseases. Not ‘Eduardo’s’ fault, but they are the perfect host to several diseases that could be transmitted to humans, dogs and ? . Eduardo would probably be better off in a rescue facility where he could have other armadillo companions and a more armadillo friendly environment. I feel bad for him. One more thing – it’s hard to tell if Eduardo is healthy because of his shell. He’d need a hands-on exam to tell if he’s underweight, which could be likely since he’s not living in a normal armadillo habitat. I… Read more »

Martha McConnell Looney
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So glad to know now that he has a name!

In the original shot, I was able to determine his health status. The only thing Eduardo will need is a little more stuffing and a few “stitches” to keep his neck attached.

Kathi Sanders
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Are you saying that Eduardo is fake news???!! ?

Martha McConnell Looney
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Absolutely not I took him down to the exotic species department at the spca and they’re the ones that made the health determination.

I think the formal procedure was skin grafting

Melissa
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Melissa

Did somebody move the clock ahead to April 1st? @ Holly Hilton, I highly doubt that Eduardo would enjoy the Irish Festival, or survive it for that matter. I can imagine a number of bad things that could happen to him during the annual beer fest and I fear for his safety. I totally agree with @ Kathy Sanders, I feel badly for him and worry for his health and safety. I am going to speak with veterinarian friend of mind who owns and cares for a variety of exotic animals to see what she suggests. I really don’t think… Read more »

Betsy
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Betsy

Who put him there?

Ronnie Chappell
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@ Charles Must have climbed in your suitcase during a recent visit to New Orleans and escaped from your laundry room while the rest of your clothes were waiting to be washed.

Melissa
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Melissa

@Martga Looney & @Gustavo, ha-ha. Very funny, indeed. The “exotic species department” at the SPCA should have given it away. Question…given that it’s not April Fool’s Day, does anybody think promulgating a hoax is the best use of this neighborhood news site? Particularly in this age of Fake News? And I do have a sense of humor.

Melissa Gropman
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@ Todd Got to love the Far Side!

Melissa Gropman
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@kathy Zoom in on the picture to look at his neck.

Jacob C.
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@Melissa Sorry if that was confusing. We tried to point out in the story that he wasn’t real which is why it says “had a bit of a chat to see if this was a real one, but alas, this fella sits at St. John’s Church.” We just wanted to share a cool picture and quirky piece of art in Church Hill. We weren’t suggesting he was real. We often-times like posting community photos that we find interesting or quirky.

REBECCA SMITH
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REBECCA SMITH

“Then this plated ‘dillo beguiling my sad fancy into smiling
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore…………” quoth the ‘dillo ” I shall rest here forever more.” I like to think Eduardo is keeping Eliza company.

Martha McConnell Looney
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@ Holly Great idea! Or a Blarney Scarf to keep that neck warm.

Holly Shrimpy Hilton
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Holly Shrimpy Hilton

@Rebecca DYING!!! ???

Holly Hilton
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Eduardo is not a living, breathing creature. HOWEVER, as far as this being fake news, I don’t believe that is entirely the truth. He is an armadillo. He is in St. John’s Church. He is not hurting anyone or spreading communicable diseases. He was placed there a few months ago and has been spending time at this corner. I just checked on him and he’s there minding his own business.

Mark
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Mark

Good one, hook, line and sinker.

Gustavo Adolfo
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Karol he is a statue. Some folks are not reading the article.

Karol
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Karol

Thank you, Gus! I hadn’t seen today’s edit. I love this!!

Martha McConnell Looney
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I hope no one disturbs the Chimboazo Iguana. The one by the dog park….

Clay Street Resident
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Clay Street Resident

Eduardo may be a fake armadillo, but there are possums in Church Hill that are his size and larger! In particular, I’ve seen one scurrying across Clay Street near the Chimborazo Elementary School on several different occasions. Easily the size of a small dog/large cat.

Holly Hilton
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It was inevitable……..Eduardo is gone. ?

Martha McConnell Looney
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Oh no this is terrible!

Martha McConnell Looney
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I think they’re gonna bring him back and better than ever

Holly Hilton
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Holly Hilton

Armadillos are burrowers by nature. Let’s hope he took it underground stylez for the time being.

Martha McConnell Looney
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Could just walk over to the fire station and ask them for the a copy of the camera footage for last night.