Asks 4 year old Teagan when she sees a strange creature on the ground in our Florida back yard. She is a kid growing up in the suburban sprawl of New York City out on Long Island. She has seen rabbits, squirrels, birds of all kinds, turtles, frogs, and even deer in the local parks, but never before has she seen an animal quite like this.
The armadillo meanders through the backyard flower bed digging up grubs, worms, roaches and other “tasty” morsels. Teagan goes out the back door to get a closer look. The armadillo seems more hungry than afraid of her and walks along the fence, stopping from time to time to dig up food.
Although many would disagree, Teagan thinks the armadillo is “pretty cool”.