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Armadillo found in Fairfield

Aug 26, 2010
This armadillo, killed by a passing vehicle, was found on the road near Walton Lake. -PHOTO SUBMITTED

When a passerby found this armadillo on the road near Walton Lake Thursday, he called Jefferson County Naturalist Therese Cummiskey to ask: “What do you know about armadillos in Iowa?” “There isn’t any,” she answered. But when she went to look at the animal, an armadillo killed by a vehicle, was exactly what she found. “[An armadillo in Iowa is] rare, but not unheard of,” Cummiskey said this morning. “One was found on the highway near Wever back in May. … Some people think they are migrating north or it could be someone’s exotic pet that got away. But it’s quite a unique thing.”

For this photo, see the Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, printed edition of The Fairfield Ledger.

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