This juvenile Nine-banded Armadillo was swimming on the water after a big flood. Because we weren't sure he would survive to the flood we rescued him and sent him back to the rainforest.
Tracks seen at the Los Amigos Biological Station.
Tracks seen at Emas National Park
Emas National Park
In a backyard pool off of Greenfield Trail in Kings River Subdivision. Kingwood, Texas 77338
Tracks seen at the Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area while teaching a tracking workshop to Texas Parks and Wildlife Biologists. First county record as far as we know.
near Winnie, Texas
20 May 2013
Armadillos are small placental mammals, known for having a leathery armor shell. Dasypodidae is the only surviving family in the order Cingulata, part of the superorder Xenarthra along with the anteaters and sloths. The word armadillo is Spanish for "little armored one".