Probably due to poor eyesight, this armadillo seemed oblivious to our presence as we sat and watched him forage along the ground for food. He used his sharp sense of smell to sniff out prey and his strong claws, pointy snout and long tongue to dig and pull them up. On this particular day, juicy worms seemed to be the preferred choice of grub.
“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ~Napoleon Hill
11 thoughts on “The armadillo”
Wow! Great shots.
Thanks, Kathy! It’s easier when they don’t run away. 🙂
Weren’t you lucky to be able to watch him and photograph him without him knowing. I have never seen an armadillo, except in pictures. I didn’t realize they were so large. Great photos!
Thanks, Linda! I think it was too busy enjoying the sunshiny day. We haven’t had a lot of those recently.
I’ll bet you’re right Rebecca – I was thinking more of armadillos in the Southwest for some reason. We had snow flurries this morning and I was excited to finally get some shots of a Great Blue Heron and he caught a fish. I was like a little kid watching him.
Beautiful birds to watch!
Yes they are – I was wishing I had binoculars with me for a closer look.
Fascinating photos! I remember seeing these when I was a little girl living in Texas. 🙂
Thanks, Donna! They are intriguing animals to watch.
Amazing photos! Love these!