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nine-banded armadillo

Dasypodidae

Description:

Long snouted animal in the anteater family. It has an armored shell to cover its back and flanks.

Habitat:

Temperate climates where they can dig for grubs and small insects for food with their sharp claws.

Notes:

They are relatively blind. I was watching this one for over 15 minutes and it never knew I was there. Totally oblivious. Works for me when Im trying to get that shot. Spotted on Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, GA.

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robert emond
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robert emond

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Dec 23, 2018
Submitted on Jul 4, 2019

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