In Spanish “armadillo” translates to “little armored one“, and this is no joke. In 2015 in two separate instances, people suffered gunshot wounds after shooting at armadillos. The scutes (or scaled plates) that protect the armadillos from predators also appear to be strong enough to ricochet a bullet. And this marks the end of a month of animals, I hope you’ve enjoyed them. Starting tomorrow the month’s theme will be: Jobs and Occupations.
Armadillo, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board