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Thursday, February 25, 2010
This little armadillo has been living under our deck for years and usually we just get quick glimpses of him and hear him rooting around at night. Today, he came out early and spent several hours foraging among the fallen leaves in the back yard. He was timid at all. I stood within 20 feet to take pics of him and he didn't even act nervous. Here are a few pics of the 50+ I took. Notice the scars and tattered ear. I think he had a run in with a coyote or dog. Most likely coyotes as there is a pack that lives in the field just out back of our house. We hear them howling at night when the pack congregates.
Note the tooth scars on his upper and lower shoulder.