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This is probably one of the most interesting Texas decor items we've ever carried...and we have it because we've had so many requests for it. It's also going to be quite a "challenge" to describe...
The armadillo is the Texas State Mascot, and there are a lot of legends - and myths - about them. Our favorite is that if you're lost in the woods and you see one, follow it as it's on its way to the highway to get run over. I know...bad joke, but we didn't make it up...but I digress...
We've had numerous requests from all over the United States, asking if we carried the armadillo bar decor that is for holding a bottle of wine or beer.
We looked into them, and the real ones (well, were real, but they are now taxidermy delights) are extremely expensive...starting at $250.00 on up!
When we found this one, we were delighted because it is made of poly resin...that means, no armadillos were harmed in the making of this product!
This is very, very detailed...the base is flat, and the armadillo, which measures 16" long, about 6" across and from the base to the tail, about 9" high, this looks like a real armadillo.
It has the detailed "shell," the pointed nose, and long "toenails" on each foot...and the amazing thing (did y'all know that armadillo's tails actually swivel? we didn't either)...the tail is adjustable to fit the size of the bottle placed on its feet.
There's no way to adequately describe this little fellow...it is so life like, yet it's made of man-made material and weighs close to 3-1/2 pounds.
This is definitely a very unique Texas bar item, and will create a lot of conversation (especially if you like to tell armadillo stories)!
Note: everyone who has been around armadillos know that their tails are the most fragile thing on them, and this wine holder is no exception. When you're placing a wine or beer bottle, make sure you lift its tail just enough to place the bottle on its feet, and then carefully put the tail on top of the bottle. If you pull it back too far, you'll risk snapping the tail off...that's just the way faux armadillos are (but then, I guess everyone already knows that, huh?)
If you're giving this as a gift, there is that rare person with no sense of humor who truly won't appreciate the armadillo on its back, and we're the ones who get the irate phone call, usually with this person thinking you've pulled a rotten joke on them. Just giving you the "heads up"...we're gonna pass 'em back to you so you can explain...(-: