I was excited by todays picture because in my lifetime, I think I have seen a live Armadillo only two or three times. Every other one has been road kill. When I was young, I don’t think there were any around this part of the country. But their population has been slowly expanding northward over the years and you now see them dead on the highway all the time. The name Armadillo is Spanish for “little armored one”. They are unique little critters. I came upon this one early this morning while driving through town and he obliged me with a photo op. I was going to include a recipe here for possum on the half shell, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it.

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