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The Roadrunner that Ate Las Cruces 
May 24, 2010 11:01 am 
Updated: May 25, 2010 9:06 pm


This is the tale of a dusty little desert town....

Once upon a time, there was in New Mexico, a sleepy little town called Las Cruces. The town was named after a burial site that had three crosses marking the graves. No one remembers who was buried there so long ago, but they may have been the lucky ones.

It was a bustling town, growing bigger every year. The railroad came to town, bringing new people and business and the town thrived.......until....

...the giant roadrunner came to town.

His appetite was as big as he was and the people trembled in fear and awe.

He ate everything in site and returned day after day searching for more people and food.

All the people were frightened; those who were not eaten moved away, soon there was no one left but the sheriff, his deputy and their trusty deputy dawg.

Then a new threat came to the town: a giant wooly dogmoth searching for people or leftovers from the roadrunner. The town was doomed. The train ran no more. The people would never, never return, the roadrunner and the dogmoth had destroyed the town.
May 24, 2010 12:08 pm
Dogmoth! That cracks me up! In real life probably a cuddly love muffin that gives wet sloppy kisses!
May 24, 2010 12:58 pm
He IS pretty sweet in real life.
May 24, 2010 1:33 pm
How incredibly cute!!!
May 24, 2010 2:10 pm
To Cute. Thanks. Mag
May 24, 2010 3:01 pm
Thanks very much for an unexpected big laugh! :o)
May 25, 2010 10:53 am
ak!!!! run from mothzilla-cute Swchef
May 25, 2010 4:09 pm
Dogmoth Too funny! I was actually surprised how small roadrunners really are when I saw the pictures of the ones on your deck. Cartoons being my point of reference, I though they were about the size of peacocks.
May 25, 2010 9:06 pm
Oh, no! They are between a pheasant and a crow in size.
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Married w/ pets + three kids and six grandkids. Retired after 30 years of teaching grades K-7. Moved to NM 10 years ago. Loved it there. Moved back to Ohio to be closer to family.
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When I was 13, I entered seven different baked goods (mostly cakes) in open class at the fair, competing against adult cooks with great records. I took first place with all but one entry, which got a second place ribbon.
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