Nine-Banded Armadillo

Kirby's resident Nine-Banded Armadillo! Spotted this afternoon along the boardwalk. This afternoon's sunny skies and warm temperatures in the 60s were the perfect conditions for this mammal that has almost no fur for insulation against the cold. Armadillos have a keen sense of smell for their prey, which are mostly worms, grubs and various insects. The soft soil along the boardwalk is just right for digging and burrowing for a meal. As I have said here many times, there's always a wonderful surprise at Kirby! #DoctorBot #LakeKirby

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