One That Wasn't Road Kill - Yet by milaniet

One That Wasn't Road Kill - Yet

No need to comment - Didn't know how many had seen an armadillo up close - at least one that was still alive. I was surprised to see how pink they are. I startled this one and he jumped nearly a foot high with all 4 feet off the ground. This is him coming back down. If there was a contest for homeliest critter feel sure he'd win! Strange things down on the trail!
This reminds me of the motorcycle trips my husband and I used to take across the country each summer. We used to say we knew we were really getting somewhere when the road kill started to change! Armadillos are fascinating creatures to me! Great capture after his leap of fear!
March 13th, 2014  
I have never seen one up close...so this fabulous for me!!
March 13th, 2014  
I will definitely comment because I have been trying to capture our "under the deck" resident ever since I've been on 365 - nearly 3 years! Then another time I saw one down by our creek, but he scooted away before I could get a shot. Yes they are homely but so funny to watch and have such interesting detailed features. I am very impressed that you got such a great capture of this one. They usually hide during the day.
March 13th, 2014  
This is so cool shot. I love armadillo and tried to take their picture in Patagonia, but never got such a good one. Congrats!
March 13th, 2014  
What an unusual animal and a treat to see one.
March 13th, 2014  
Wonderful shot never seen one of these perhaps on the tv do not get anything like that in the uk.
March 13th, 2014  
Wonderful! I can't top you on that one Milanie ... I've only seen dead ones! I've always been fascinated by them though. We have, in our family, a 'basket' made from a dead armadillo - it's like a purse, lined in blue silk. Very strange, came from Argentina, I believe in the early 1900s. Super shot - a fav as it's the first one I've seen on 365! :-)
March 13th, 2014  
A great shot.....only ones I have seen were laying beside the roadway.
March 13th, 2014  
I've never seen one this close, thanks for sharing this!
March 13th, 2014  
Great shot...I have never seen one up close...hard to think they are mammals with that hard shell, but you can see the hair on it!
March 13th, 2014  
I've never seen one at all so thanks for sharing. He looks prehistoric - I guess he is really.
March 13th, 2014  
This shot is a great treat - we don't see many of these in rural France! Even though you were both startled, I'm impressed that you got a nice clear shot of this interesting creature.
March 13th, 2014  
Great shot! I once saw one with babies following her. I thought they were the cutest things.
March 13th, 2014  
That is brilliant Milanie and no I hadn't seen one. Are they common in your area.
March 13th, 2014  
Fantastic capture. I see most of these when they are dead.
March 13th, 2014  
@terryliv Extremely! Between here and Texas they are very common along the roadside (dead) but don't see them as often alive. Usually night critters.
March 13th, 2014  
How amazing. You got a great shot with really good detail! He is pretty funny looking, I will have to say. Too cold for photos today- wind chills in the single digits.
March 14th, 2014  
Your right! Never have seen one that wasn't on the side of the road. Neat action shot!
March 14th, 2014  
Great Capture the armadillos can go under water and walk across a stream or lake they are also very strong
March 14th, 2014  
cool shot of this guy
March 14th, 2014  
I've never seen an armadillo......very cool shot!
March 14th, 2014  
What a great capture -- amazing timing. And thanks for sharing as I've not ever seen one in the wild.
March 14th, 2014  
They are quite odd looking
March 14th, 2014  
Fabulous close-up!
March 14th, 2014  
Amazing timing and cool capture! I've never seen one.
March 14th, 2014  
Fascinating. I've only ever seen them in zoos, of course but I gather from the comments above that it's not often you get to see them in the wild even when they are indigenous.
March 15th, 2014  
Oh wow, we don't have these where I live.
March 16th, 2014  
Love the 'dillos! My first live one I actually saw in Oklahoma. All the ones I see in Texas have met their demise. :(
March 17th, 2014  
Wonderful find, amazing looking creature
March 18th, 2014  
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