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Armadillo Sightings Likely To Increase In Transylvania-Brevard NC


Last updated 7/1/2020 at 4:34pm

Lake Toxaway resident Sheila Johnson took this photo of an armadillo on her property.

Last Saturday, Sheila Johnson found an armadillo at her home in Lake Toxaway Estates.

In the past few years, the county's N.C. Cooperative Extension office has heard of armadillo sightings at least once a year.

"They're apparently coming up from Georgia and South Carolina as the weather gets warmer," said Bart Renner, the Extension office director. "It's part of a northern migration that they've been on since they first arrived in Texas around 1880. I think we can expect them to continue to move into our area, at least seasonally, for the foreseeable future. They are great at eating ants...

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