Woman Takes Care Of Baby Armadillo She Found In Her Backyard

TYarber37Published: May 18, 2015Updated: May 19, 2015969,686 views
Published: May 18, 2015Updated: May 19, 2015

Whenever we think of armadillos, we’re usually reminded of the first scenes of ‘80s movies, beginning with armadillos on the highways across the desert, accompanied by the stray tumbleweed. However, this is not the case.

This little guy has made a backyard his home for the past 3 days. Now named Dilly, his mother is nowhere to be seen. Dilly is usually left to himself so that he doesn't become too dependent, but user 'TYarber37' makes sure he always has plenty of water and leads him to bugs. He looks for her now when he hears her voice.

Although your first instinct might be to rescue a wild animal you find in your backyard, or anywhere else for that matter, it might be the smartest choice to call a professional handler and rehabilitator to pick up the animal. Especially if it a young individual like this baby armadillo.

If your property is in some rural area where wild critters are common visitors, then the local wildlife shelter should be on your speed-dial list. But before you contact the rescuers, make sure that the animal is indeed in need of assistance; check if it is hurt or otherwise incapable of running home on its own, but maintain a safe distance. If that is the case, wildlife rescuers will do a far better job.

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    Melissa_James · 1 year ago

    Cute armadillo :)))

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    YourAdumbass · 21 weeks ago

    Cute.. but you need to bring that baby in to people who know more about taking care of them.. asking it if it likes beetle's will not get it nutrition like the mom gives. an ya can tell she isn't moving around just yet to actually be Foraging for herself just yet.Baby formular will work till it actually starts running around.. smh

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    zanzan123 · 21 weeks ago

    Don't armadillos carry leprosy?

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    JaX · 15 weeks ago

    This is the content I aspire to see day to day.

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    Khalexa · 9 weeks ago

    It's too young to feed itself! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXvGCe8zYA0