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Another Armadillo Has Been Found in the Hoosier State

Indiana DNR Law District 8

Wait, what? Another armadillo in Indiana? You betcha. 

Indiana is known for a lot of things. It’s hard to drive by five houses without seeing basketball hoops in front of four of them. In the springtime, everyone is talking about racing. However, armadillo sightings are one thing that is pretty much never discussed. Do you know why? Indiana does not have armadillos! Well, at least they didn’t until very recently.

In rather shocking news, another armadillo has been found and confirmed by the Indiana DNR. Back in 2015, this armadillo was also found. So, if you are keeping track at home, two armadillos have called themselves Hoosiers. Unfortunately, neither one lived to tell the tale.

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Indiana DNR Law District 8

According to the report, Indiana conservation officer Howerton received a call from a citizen who spotted the animal dead on the road near Gatchel. He then confirmed its identity and took the remains for study. 

Rumors have been flying around as to how this critter actually found its way to Indiana. Most are saying it was a stowaway in a shipment of some sort from out West. Others are saying it’s global warming. I’m saying armadillos don’t belong here, and we don’t take kindly to outsiders.

Regardless of how it got here, it’s dead now. So until the next one shows up, keep your eyes peeled. They seem to like to get run over.

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Another Armadillo Has Been Found in the Hoosier State