As posted on Flickr…
My last Armadillo photo for the year.
Since Armadillos are seemingly interesting to many people I decided to include this link http://www.msu.edu/~nixonjos/armadillo/ to Armadillo Online.
Armadillos are rare among mammals for a few reasons. The most obvious being that their skin more closely resembles reptilian scales.
My favorite Armadillo activity is “boxing.” It occurs when two ‘dillos meet and tangle over property lines. I’ve never seen it while I had a camera.
They belong to the genus Dasypus, and in Florida and all of the United States the Nine-Banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) is the only species found. They are also the only one increasing in numbers. Almost all other species of Armadillo, of which there are 20, are listed as threatened.