Saturday, May 10, 2008

A little behind



We found a burrow that looked lived-in, and set up the game camera to spy on the occupant. There were not as many photos as we'd expected though -- not enough to prove this an active burrow. It's possible these armadillo passers-by are just checking it out. (Who knows, maybe the previous resident left behind something tasty!)











I believe these pictures represent at least three different individuals. The last one looks like a mama about ready to pop. Which reminds me, Happy Mother's Day!

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Between various volunteer "jobs" and some large wholesale orders, I'm like that first armadillo above: a little behind. Got to make soap like a crazy woman next week!

11 comments:

NCmountainwoman said...

Armadillos are absolutely fascinating. Great shots.

DeeMom said...

WOW how neat...

bill/prairie point said...

from what i've read they produce two litters a year and always four to a litter.

i got a pic of baby last week.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

We used to see armadillos all the time when we camped in Mississippi.
Those are great shots!

robin andrea said...

Very cool armadillo photos. They are such wonderful, other-worldly creatures.

mon@rch said...

I think these guys are such stunning little creatures! Hope one day to find one!

Texas Travelers said...

This is so cool. We saw three young ones grubbing in the leaf litter at the Ft. Worth Nature Center and Refuge Saturday. This saves me the trouble of doing a post.

Thanks for sharing,
Troy and Martha

Floridacracker said...

Large orders ... woohoo$$$!!

Nide dillo pics!

Pamela said...

they look prehistoric.

Rurality said...

Thanks everybody.

Bill, I'd heard "always four of the same sex" but I missed that it was twice a year.

Tom, no you don't! OK they look cool but they sure dig a lot. And I think they may have an impact on ground-nesting birds.

lisa said...

Cool! I'm glad we don't have armadillos around here though...woodchucks make enough holes! Heh...with all that traffic, perhaps it's a "burrow of ill repute" or an "armadillo crack house". (I know...I just can't help it! ;-)