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Nine-banded Armadillo

Dasypus novemcinctus


They have a gray shell that covers the body, with a similarly colored head and tail.


Found throughout North, Central, and South America, they are the most widespread of the armadillo species.


I had a 400 mm lens on my camera, and when I spotted this guy I was too close to get a full body shot, and every time I tried to back up so I could get his whole body, he would just come closer. Was incredibly annoying! Seen in Buffalo Lake Wildlife Refuge.

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44 Comments (1–25)

AshleyT 11 years ago

Thanks Sachin, birdlady, and Debbie!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 11 years ago

great photos Ashley, definitely worthy of spotting of the week!

Cody.conway 11 years ago

it's an armadillo near amarilio ;-) (misspelled on purpose)

birdlady6000 11 years ago


Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

Congrats Ashley,,

AshleyT 11 years ago

Thank you Luis, Leanna, Adarsha, Fyn, Toucan, Gatorfellows, and Larry!

LarryGraziano 11 years ago

right on! Congrats!!!

gatorfellows 11 years ago

Congratulations :)

Toucan 11 years ago

Great series! Congratulations, Ashley!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 11 years ago

Awesome spot! Congrats!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Congrats Ashley!

LeanneGardner 11 years ago

This is just wonderful! Congratulations Ashley!

LuisStevens 11 years ago

Congrats Ashley!

AshleyT 11 years ago

Thank you Neil, Nuwan, Joshua, Ali, Satyen, Josep, Maria, Braulio, Jacob, Scott, and Jolly! Definitely an honor and I'm glad y'all enjoy it too :)

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 11 years ago

Congratulations Ashley

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years ago

Great going, Ashley!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

Congratulations Ashley on this wonderful spotting and fantastic achievement! It is very much well-deserved!!!

Braulio Rivas Tapia
Braulio Rivas Tapia 11 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Congratulations, Ashley. Really like the third shot!

Josep Maria Fe
Josep Maria Fe 11 years ago

Congratulations Ashley!

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 years ago

Wow! Congratulations!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 11 years ago

very cool!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

Beautiful pictures Congrats on SOTW!

NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago

Congratulations Ashley!

NeilDazet 11 years ago

Congrats on earning NG spotting of the week, Ashley! I'm enjoying your spottings.

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Canyon, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jan 17, 2013
Submitted on Jan 18, 2013

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