Something Different In My Backyard

We have a new visitor in the form of Dillon the Armadillo. We couldn’t get too close as these creatures can jump three to four feet in the air if frightened, so it’s not a great photo taken with hubby’s iPhone.


The nine-banded armadillo is quite small and mostly nocturnal, so it was surprising to see him during the day. Now we know who is responsible for digging holes in the lawn. There’s always something new to see in nature if one is on the lookout.


91 comments on “Something Different In My Backyard

  1. Well that’s not something you see every day. (Although I have been seeing skunks every day lately – a young family seems to have moved in under my shed…)

  2. Now, that’s the first time I’ve seen a “real time” photo of an Amadillo on a blog. She/he’s so… (I want to say cute, but that would be a lie)… “different.” Didn’t know they jumped, either.

  3. When I lived in Texas, I had neighbors that had been in our subdivision since its beginning. They talked about being overrun with them and shooting them with shotguns.

    I lived in Central Texas for nine years and never saw a single one…except dead on the road.

  4. That is exciting to see an unexpected creatures that you normally do not see. Thank you for the warning words about its capability. I would remember them if I am lucky to see a live one likes that in the future.

  5. What a nice surprise, Sylvia. I’m becoming all the more envious of your daily visitors – but I’m so pleased that you share them with us! πŸ™‚

  6. A great photo catch! Such a treat to reward all your loving attention to nature. I didn’t know about their jumping in the air; that would be something to see! What a unique survival skill πŸ™‚

  7. So cute! Never mind about the holes, can’t have everything. I do mind when the foxes eat the ducks (and a lovely pair of swans) but I suppose foxes have to eat, too…

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