I’ve been doing some extensive field research for the ‘North American Armadillo Society’ * this fall.

Based on my many real life random observations here is what I have learned about Armadillos.

Horses never really know what to do with them.

They have the power to back a horse up 10 ft. if they so choose.

 There are Armadillo Conventions on warm sunny winter days.

Armadillos are an invasive species to Kansas.

Exhibiting typical Texan behavior of trying to take over the world.

They make a cute little grunting sounds.

You never see a baby Armadillo, but obviously they have them. Must be full grown at birth.

My research assistants don’t really know what to do with them either.

They don’t roll up in a ball. That’s an urban legend.

 They are vision impaired, stumbling along in life like Mr. Magoo.

When startled by a dumb dog while you are videoing them sniffing your boot….

They will bleat like a sheep, jump up in the air, almost smacking you in the face and run off like a gazelle.



They can outrun a dog in the 50 yard dash, diving into a hole or brush pile.

No dog on this ranch has ever been ever to extract one.

Then after an Armadillo Encounter, everyone involved feels the urgent need to rinse their mouth out with creek water.



Love,  Cowgirl Red    aka  Terah


P.S. *  Still waiting for them to call me back.






  1. I had no idea in the world that an armadillo could run like that! They have always seemed so slow and awkward. Those Magoos are brave or foolish to run that fast when they are so nearsighted–LOL! This was informative and hysterically funny. 🙂

  2. Lisa at Greenbow says

    A friend of mine found a roadkill armadillo in Southern Illinois. Now that is a fer piece from where one would expect to see one of these varmints. They are quite destructive to people’s gardens in some states. I have had the experience of having one jump and run when I tried to touch it. Scared the waddin out of me. They are curious creatures. Funny vid.

  3. Hey Terah,
    When I lived in Texas I used to see armadillos dead on the roads everywhere. I’ve never seen one walking around or coming up to my boot! Wow, I had no idea that they were fast, made cute little noises and would come up so close to a person. Good work with your research.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and I’m glad it inspired you to write more posts. I do love your top of the horse views.