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Apr 12, 2008

Just Snarfin' Around

Another great way to spend your Caturday.

Check out the baby armadillo schnozzling around in the yard. He's all: "Donde es some grubs?"


Bonus points for eye capsules, Anna O.

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Oh dear me possible bleen?

BABY ARMADILLO? Meg, you are brilliant....after the baby commentroversy you're all "YOU WANT BABY ANIMALS, HOW BOUT A TWISTED LIL OL ARMADILLO?" That is SO AWESOME.

But is it cute? It's....YES, IT'S CUTE. And TOTALLY WEIRD.

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 02:28 PM

that is the most adorable thing ever!

the army of dillo is on the rise...

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 02:28 PM

SQUUUWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEE! A bebeh armadilleh! Who knew they could be cute!

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 02:28 PM

its cute in a weird armadillo kind of way

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 02:30 PM

Awwww, so cute! I like how he looks sorta squishy, even though he is heavily armored.

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 02:31 PM

PROOF: you can have scales and still be STHERIOUSLY cute! And yes; the eye capsules are cute but that pink schnozzle is out of this world!

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 02:31 PM

I no has grubs, but you can has teh slugs that eets mah flowrz.
I love the little scaley texture on its ears!

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 02:35 PM


 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 02:52 PM

He has no fur, yet I want to pet him.

Carolyn J.
 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 02:53 PM

Dillo Dillo Dillo! I love 'em! I would snuggle yous and your wee pink nose!

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 02:59 PM

Yay I wuv armadillos!

Olof Moleman
 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:03 PM

This is actually in someone's yard? Someone is actually lucky enough to go out in their garden and see this totally anerable critter? How lucky!

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:04 PM

He looks all rubbery. :) I will snarfle HIM!

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:04 PM

i want to scritch between his earses.

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:06 PM


I carried one of these to my commencement when I received my master's degree. And I intend to carry it when I receive my PhD as well. :)

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:12 PM

Jap, exactly, scratch between the earsies. And beep the snarfing nosie.
And go "ahn".

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:14 PM

Wow that is CUTE.
Kinda messes with your mind tho - is it more like a horse, a pig, a snake, there's no way to tell!

Whatever, I want eet :D

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:14 PM

Dillos on CO!? My heart may just burst wif joyz! Their nosicles are amazing!!!

My pudgy armadillo friend Artie has butt chub. It sticks out under her armor. And it's ticklish!!! Teehee!

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:15 PM

*breathes again and adjusts zoo-dork glasses* I would like to add that this is a 9-banded armadillo, which is commonly found in the southern United States from Texas to Florida (and they've recently expanded into parts of Louisiana) and down into Mexico and the upper portion of South America. They are commonly found along roadsides after being hit by cars. :( And they are sometimes hunted for food. :( :( :(

Also, the 9-banded is the only armadillo which can inflate its intestines and SWIM!

*pictures this behbeh in a mask wif a snorkle* *dies laughing*

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:20 PM

*further adjusts zoo-dork glasses and straightens lab coat*

I would like to see this snorffle-monster with his/her siblings. 9-bandeds always give birth to 4 behbehs at a time, who are genetically identical. After fertilization, the embryo cleaves in two and then in two again, creating identical quadruplets! Yay Nature!!

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:24 PM

Wait. Hold the phone, Lizzy. You're saying that there are three other dillos identical to this anerable Snarflenose McArmorplating?

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:27 PM

This creature CANNOT be real. It is obviously a prop from a Japanese sci-fi movie.

(Look closely-- you can see the cables and hydraulic tubes! I swear!)

J. Bo
 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:34 PM

I do not think that Armadillo is cute. In fact, I find it rather disgusting. I am horribly afraid that Cute Overload will now be full of nothing but armadillos, day after day. I have never wanted to have an armadillo of my own, and I think that everyone who does want an armadillo should seek psychiatric help. I come to Cute Overload to escape from the armadillos I see every day on my way to work. If this continues, I will not only stop visiting your blog, I will start eating armadillos. I will eat them until there are none left to pose for gross pictures.

Nuffy McNufferson
 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:36 PM

Just too gorgeous!

We dont have anything like it in Australia!

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:37 PM

awwwwww <3

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:40 PM


 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:44 PM

great pic. in my experience, they are elusive little critters - great to see such a close up of this cutie! who knew they were so adorable?!

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 03:50 PM

I love heem.

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 04:03 PM

It's so ugly, it's adorable. Should there be a new category?

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 04:12 PM

I bet his leetle leeps are so soft...ahn. OMG Lookit the chin-hairs!!! *splode*

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 04:24 PM

It's so shiny and new, and unshy too! I think the older they get, the more nocturnal they are. You really don't see adults out in the sunshine too often.

Two interesting 'dillo facts.

1) The litters are always identical quads.

2) They are one of the only animals, other than humans, that can carry leprosy.

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 04:39 PM


Lizzy says: "My pudgy armadillo friend Artie has butt chub. It sticks out under her armor. And it's ticklish!!! Teehee! "

You can NOT just leave us with that without explaining a few things. 1. Does your pudgy dillo friend live with you?
3. Butt CHUB? Are you kidding me?

You MUST elaborate on this before I 'splode!

and yes.. Barbara.. I must echo your sentiments...


 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 05:03 PM

Look at his little pink snoot! LOOK AT IT.
I can just picture it gently twitching as it smells an offered handful of armadillo chow (which probably involves bugs but I like to imagine as being something more like jellybeans mixed with popcorn).

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 05:04 PM

Every time I visit FL, my goal is to see an armadillio other than road kill. I know they're out there; and cute too!!

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 05:04 PM

everybody sing!

If it ain't got claws and beady little eyes
And armor plate above the thighs
Like a mutant rat in a tank disguise
It ain't no armadillo

(thanks to john flynn)

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 05:07 PM

Hey, my butt chub is ticklish. And I love jellybeans and popcorn!
I could be so ugly, I'm cute! Could I be an armidillo???

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 05:09 PM

LOL Redzilla and Nuffy and Barbara!

"Snarflenose McArmorplating"? Brilliant!

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 05:14 PM

OH MY GOODNESS!! Awwwww, look at his little eye...s!!!

Awwww!! Can I kiss?! I want to kiss! CAN I KISS?! :-D

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 05:16 PM

Many times I have wanted to comment on CO... but I am incredibly lazy. However, this Armadillo has spurred me on. Soooo cute! The eye capsules! The ears! I love Armadillos, but not as much as my Okie Granny! I am sending her this pic right now. Fantastic!

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 05:22 PM

how sweet!!!! thanks for coming to your senses meg.

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 05:24 PM

Excuse me, but my daughter and I have a, well a rather rude, name for these adorable critters. Please forgive me for telling you, but I have to, are you ready? Armored-dil-do. Sorry!

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 05:25 PM

*shakes head*

Classic ser/estar confusion. Sigh....

bees on pie
 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 05:45 PM

eye capsules
<3 <3 <3

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 05:47 PM

It's an armored Piglet! (From Winnie-the-Pooh. There's an appropriate CO metaphor in there somewhere :)

Love the floppy ears, BEF, and its rounded shape. I would be pleasantly surprised to see one paddling in my yard, but that's not likely to happen. Is this someone's pet or did someone just happen to snap a picture when he/she came across the armadillo on a hike or something?

Raemie L.
 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 06:00 PM

We are lucky enough in North Florida to have armadillos hanging around the yard. They chill out in the backyard with the cats. The live in harmony, I guess because of the armor. ;-O I will have to camp out and get a picture to send in...

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 06:04 PM

I forgot to add that 'lucky enough' also includes the large holes they dig to get at grubs. Small price to pay IMHO...

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 06:05 PM

Has anyone here touched an armadillo? If so, please describe!

(Example: I have touched an elephant. It turns out elephants feel like tires.)

I imagine this little guy as feeling sort of like a hairless cat but scaly.

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 06:06 PM

Eye capsule and pink snout action... uh dear! <3

It's super cute when they roll up, too.

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 06:11 PM

I WANT one.

I also think it would feel like a hairless cat, but sorta firm and scaley, I know they have fuzzy tummies though.

In my dreams I will have a Snorkels McArmorson who will let me rub her fuzzy tum.

 |  Apr 12, 2008 at 06:15 PM

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