Woman Finds An Orphaned Baby Armadillo In Her Backyard, And Now They’re The Best Of Friends

TYarber37Published: May 18, 2015Updated: May 19, 20152,234,640 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 <a href="https://rumble.com/v3qcm3-relaxed-man-politely-waves-off-bears-in-backyard.html" target="_blank">backyard</a> 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 <a href="https://rumble.com/v3eux0-baby-armadillo-spock-set-to-live-long-and-prosper-zooborns.html" target="_blank">baby armadillo</a>.

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 · 30 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 · 30 weeks ago

    Don't armadillos carry leprosy?

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      BlackDeep · 8 weeks ago

      Uh no.

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      TheWitchMan · 7 weeks ago

      Yes, other than humans, armadillos are the only mammals that carry leprosy.

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    JaX · 24 weeks ago

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

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    Khalexa · 17 weeks ago

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

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    cpscruise · 8 weeks ago

    Armadillos carry the virus that causes leprosy,,,they should never be handled without proper precautions.

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      YourAdumbass · 8 weeks ago

      you are Totaly WRONG WRONG WRONG.. i had 4.. go to some other post and talk about something else you don't know about instead... they carry a bacteria that can CAUSE leprosy. just like 300 know species of animal's.. including COWS, GOATS, etc... learn b4 speaking

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      BlackDeep · 8 weeks ago

      While suspected instances of 'dillo-to-human transmission have been reported, leprosy remains uncommon in the U.S. and Canada (6,000 U.S. cases) and is in long-term decline worldwide — an estimated 2.4 million cases as of 1994. Fewer than 5 percent of wild armadillos have it, though I grant you that 5 percent of 30 to 50 million is a lot of armadillos. The disease is not especially contagious; researchers think that 95 percent of humans are naturally immune. Leprosy is treatable, and a vaccine (not totally effective) is currently available. While one doesn't wish to minimize the consequences of this disease, it's not the certain nightmare it used to be. Equally important, there's no need for people who have it to be treated like, you know, lepers

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    YourAdumbass · 8 weeks ago

    Dope.. it was NEVER turned in.. there is no follow up on this post.. Why.. because Bay armadillos at that stage STILL depend on the mother's milk.. and DO NOT ATTEMPT to give it Baby formula.. or you will deff. bind it up inside and kill it.. not to mention.. that baby can't even walk yet to Eat on it's own.. ant's beatles are not the answer.. I had 6 of them.. if you ask me.. you spooked the Mother someplace in your Yard.. and she tried taking her babies to a new spot to Burrow in.. this one got left behind.. and I bet the mother was Watching the who,e time too... since all armadillo's born are basically twins if 2 .. triplets if three.. etc.. identical. so ya just killed of of their sisters.. and i did not see a thing anywhere on it turned in. I checked.. i had to go through same people to Keep mine. since i had them at birth.