There are not many people out there who can say that they have had Armadillos mating on their doorstep! Well, I am now part of that elite club. Just the other day I watched in amusement as four male armadillos ran around the garden chasing after a female. What a lucky girl to get so much attention. Even the local house cat watched on in awe of the antics of the Armadillos.
Now, I can’t tell you what he did right, but there was one male who managed to get himself in the pound seat. Once firmly attached he rubbed his chin on her back, gripped tight with his claws and held on for dear life. She proceeded to sprint in circles around the garden. By now, a group of human onlookers had gathered to watch this fascinating event unfold.
Of course these two Armadillos were now the source of much amusement. Everyone was fascinated by how it all happened and mostly by how the male had absolutely no control of what was happening. He just held on…
I managed to run back to my room, drop to the ground and film some pretty close up footage of Armadillo Magic. You must admit these animals are cute… just imagine how sweet a baby armadillo must be.
I’ll keep you posted on the life and times of the Armadillos in the Garden.
Written, photographed and filmed by Adam Bannister