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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 9 years ago

Thanks Sachin, birdlady, and Debbie!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 9 years ago

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

Cody.conway 9 years ago

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

birdlady6000 9 years ago


Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Congrats Ashley,,

AshleyT 9 years ago

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

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

right on! Congrats!!!

gatorfellows 9 years ago

Congratulations :)

Toucan 9 years ago

Great series! Congratulations, Ashley!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Awesome spot! Congrats!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Congrats Ashley!

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

This is just wonderful! Congratulations Ashley!

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Congrats Ashley!

AshleyT 9 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 9 years ago

Congratulations Ashley

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Great going, Ashley!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

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


Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Congratulations, Ashley. Really like the third shot!

Josep Maria Fe
Josep Maria Fe 9 years ago

Congratulations Ashley!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Wow! Congratulations!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 9 years ago

very cool!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

Beautiful pictures Congrats on SOTW!

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations Ashley!

NeilDazet 9 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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