Tuesday, January 31, 2017
We enjoyed a geocaching outing today and, while working just northwest of Sebastian, FL, saw at least a dozen of these curious critters along one county road. They exceeded in number the total of armadillos we have seen in six plus snow-birding seasons in the Vero Beach area.
This photo was done with a cell phone by caching partner Betty (Boop) Maus who winters in our RV park. Although, while commonly viewed as a sub-tropical animal, they have pushed their range as far north as Indiana.
Several of our team clicked away with their phone cameras and this critter, obviously aware of our presence, didn't seem to mind terribly. I later learned they have poor eyesight, thus explaining its inclination to munch some Armadillo lunch while generally ignoring us.