Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Armadillo, July 9, 2019

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A is for Armadillo - a mammal with a leathery shell and sharp claws for digging

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 13, 2019
The Nine-banded Armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus, is a native of South America that migrated north into Central America and Mexico. In the early 1900s they moved even farther north into the southern United States. The long claws on its feet are hidden here in the hole it has dug searching for food (ants, termites, beetles, and worms). Armadillo means 'small armoured one' in Spanish.

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  1. ...a sight that I will never see here!

  2. Sad to say, I've only seen one...road kill.

  3. Fascinating. I have never seen one.

  4. He is rather cute! We don't have them up here.

  5. They are some curious looking creatures.

  6. I've seen my first and only armadillo in Mexico a few years ago.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  7. I haven't seen an armadillo since we moved from Texas! That's a great shot.
    My post features a hike at Mount Rainier Natl Park.

  8. Aren’t they the funniest looking creatures ever? I loved seeing them during our RV traveling days ...nothing like them in our native Pacific Northwest. A great picture and fun memories.

  9. I have always wanted to see a "small armoured one" - one day I may. Splendid picture.

    Stewart M - Wilson's Prom National Park (where I am surprised to have inertnet access!)

  10. What a wonderful beautiful creature
    Have a heartwarming en splendid ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    M e l o d y (team ABC-W)

  11. Nice shot. I've never seen one. It truly does look like it has an armour.

    dropping by from the ABCWed linkup


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