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- How to Trap a Rat humanely, and How to Kill a Rat
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- How to Trap an Armadillo guide.
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Most recent featured article: About Armadillos
There are many species of armadillo and the common ones are nine-branded, naked-tailed, Yepes' mulita, seven-branded, hairy long-nosed armadillos etc. In the United States, particularly Texas and Florida, we deal with the Nine-Banded Armadillo.
The Armadillo is a mammal with an unusual appearance as its body parts resemble that of several other animals. Its ears look like that of an aardvark, shell like that of a turtle, feet like that of a lizard, face like a pig’s and a tail that looks like a smaller version of the extinct dinosaurs’. Besides that, an armadillo has an average body weight of 5kg, except for the giant armadillo that weighs as much as 60kg. The mammal generally has an average length of 2.5 feet.
The armadillo has a characteristic bony armor connected by skin which serves as a form of protection for it. The tail as well is encased in bony plates but the underside of the body is covered with hairy skin. This bony
armor thus covers the head region, the back, sides, tail and parts of their legs.
Armadillos typically have short legs for digging out food from the ground and making burrows, a sticky tongue for picking foods and about 80 - 100 teeth which they use for crushing their victims. An armadillo has more teeth than any other known mammal and the teeth, which continue growing throughout their lifespan, are not covered with enamel.
Though omnivorous, armadillos are mostly insectivores – they consume termites, spiders, worms, beetles and other invertebrates. And while they are poor-sighted, armadillos possess a sharp sense of smell with which they find their foods; they also like digging the ground for food with their claws. Once located, the sticky tongue is used to pick the food up and it is ingested. When the preferred foods are not available, amphibians, small reptiles, small mammals, fruits, tubers, seeds etc. become the food of choice for armadillos.
By nature, armadillos are nocturnal animals as they are more active late at night and very early in the morning. They are also great burrowers, which means that they are very adept at digging the ground and making burrows to live in. Their burrows can go as deep as 6 feet. Some species of armadillo are capable of rolling themselves up while others cannot. They exhibit a little form of territoriality, mostly in the females. Each armadillo claims and fights for its own territory, but these territories can sometimes overlap, especially that of male with female.
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