Take a ride on just about any road in Alabama
and you are likely to see an armadillo belly-up
on the side of the road. Armadillos were first noted
in Alabama in the 1940s around Mobile County.
Since then they have expanded their range to 59 of
Alabama’s 67 counties. Only the rocky, mountainous
region of northeastern Alabama is without armadillos.
As armadillo populations expand, the
possibility of negative encounters with humans increases.
This publication is designed to give you
some general information on armadillos, their damage,
and their control.