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Nine-banded armadillo

Dasypus novemcinctus


Opossum on the half shell is a fairly accurate description of this strange looking, sparsely-furred, hard-skinned brown mammal.


Found foraging at night alongside a road in bottomland hardwood forest.

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Mar 29, 2015
Submitted on May 8, 2015

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