Armadillos are one of the hardiest species of wild animals in the world. One of the most interesting biological traits of these unusual wild animals is their incredibly low body temperature which is one of the lowest body temperatures in the animal kingdom. Now, the low body temperature armadillos have is like a curse to armadillos. Why did we say that low body temperature they have is a cure to armadillos? Well, the low body temperature in armadillos makes these animals susceptible to a huge number of various diseases.
However, although armadillos are susceptible to a huge number of various diseases, once they get infected with a disease, the infection won’t usually last for a long time due to the animals low body temperature. However, certain diseases live in armadillos forever. And by certain we mean extremely dangerous diseases such as leprosy, rabies, and salmonella. This is why you should never approach an armadillo. If you really want to approach armadillos, then you should know how to recognize a sick armadillo.
In this article, we will help you find out how to recognize a sick armadillo. You should never approach a sick armadillo, no matter what. Even the slightest touch of a sick armadillo can get you infected with rabies, salmonella, and leprosy.
These are some of the symptoms of a sick armadillo:
Unusual Fearlessness Around People Or Other Animals
Believe it or not, but this is an actual symptom of a sick armadillo. Armadillos are generally scared cats which are afraid of everything that is alive. These wild animals are especially terrified of people and they get mini heart attacks when they see people. However, if the armadillo in your yard appears to be unafraid of you, then you can be almost certain it is a sick armadillo. Fearless armadillos are likely to bite or scratch you and thereby infect you with various diseases.
Loss Of Weight Or Appetite
If the armadillo in your yard appears to be skinny, you should suspect that you may have a sick armadillo in your yard. Armadillos have a huge appetite and it is abnormal to see a skinny armadillo. Skinny armadillos usually have either leprosy or salmonella.
Excessive Activity During The Day
If your armadillo invader is active during the day, consider that you have a sick armadillo on your property. Armadillos are the creatures of the night. They never get out during the daylight.
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