Thursday, October 18, 2007
Fun Armadillo Facts
It is illegal to sell a live armadillo in Texas, because they can carry leprosy.
The State of Texas named the armadillo the state mammal.
Armadillos jump up in the air when threatened. This explains why you see so many killed by cars. Plus, they are nocturnal and eat road kill. Remember what Mama said about playing in the road?
They like to dig and have been called “gravediggers.” You can guess why.
They were called “Hoover hogs” during the Depression because of dislike for President Hoover, and the taste of armadillo meat has been compared to pork.