the ant hoover
a nine banded armadillo is doing his job in our garden. Unlike that you might think, they get a move on and they don't like to pose for photos. it is a good idea to try this after sunset, like this photo was taken.
Don't do what I did though :) I plunged on my belly in the grass, right into an anthill that he had missed. I couldn't get up till I had 3 shots, could I!
The nine-banded armadillo , or the nine-banded, long-nosed armadillo, is a medium-sized mammal found in North, Central, and South America, making it the most widespread of the armadillos. Its ancestors originated in South America, and remained there until thousands of years later when the formation of the Isthmus of Panama allowed them to enter North America as part of the Great American Interchange.
The nine-banded armadillo is a solitary, mainly nocturnal animal, found in many kinds of habitats,.. more