Happy Dillo DayPosted: June 22, 2022
I was taking my morning walk through the wooded area in my backyard and came across this young armadillo searching for grubs.
The armadillo did not have any issues posing for photos. Armadillos are nocturnal, but I have seen youngsters out in the daytime before. They can weigh up to 14 pounds and are 15 to 23 inches long, about the size of a small dog with very short legs.
Before long two siblings appeared. I believe their burrow is under a shrub in my front yard. I read that the mothers always have four babies, but the two times I’ve seen juveniles there have only been three.
After searching my yard, it was time to check the bug situation in the neighbor’s yard.