I’m not sure what’s wrong with this Armadillo but it looks like it has a bad case of road rash. Anyone have a clue?
This Armadillo seemed healthy and was getting around just fine. Here is a short video I made of this Armadillo:
Update Information Since Posting These Photos. Could This Armadillo be showing signs of leprosy?:
(Science Now) For years, scientists have speculated that armadillos can pass on leprosy to humans, and that they are behind the few dozen cases of the disease that occur in the U.S. every year. Now, they have evidence. A genetic study published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that U.S. armadillos and human patients share what seems to be a unique strain of the bacterium that causes leprosy.