Author Susan Benton

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Armadillo

You'd expect a nine-banded armadillo to have nine bands, but in reality, it can have anywhere from 7-11. And while most believe it can roll into a ball, alas, it can't quite make itself round.

Nevertheless, this armadillo is well-protected from pumas, black bears, and alligators. Not so much cars on the highway. It has a tendency to jump straight up when startled. Crunch!

If the nine-banded armadillo can stay away from the highways, it possesses a couple of superpowers. It can hold its breath for up to six minutes allowing it to swim/walk along the bottom of any stream in its path to cross to the other side. And the moms! They give birth to identical quadruplets.

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