Minnesota Armadillo 28 Mar 12

A strange creature was found on the side of the road near Henderson recently – an armadillo. The out-of-place animal was found dead just east of the Minnesota River bridge on Highway 19 in Henderson and was taken to local naturalists Art and Barb Straub. Armadillos are not native to Minnesota, and the Straubs believe it likely hitched a ride on a semi-truck from the south and jumped off in the Henderson area before meeting the same fate of many of it’s species while trying to cross the road.