The moon was bright enough lately to take a night walk without falling off the face of the earth, so I took a little stroll. Under moonlight, the white sandy soil of my driveway fairly glows, so I kept the flashlight off. Maybe I could surprise some night critter if I traveled in a darkly quiet sort of way.
At the pond site, across the mud from me, I could hear slurpy movement, but not make out who it was. I was pretty sure who it would be though, so I got the camera read and turned on the flashlight.
It was the armadillo as I suspected. The photo above is flashlight only.
He was snuffling the mud at the puddle pond's edge searching for the tiny red earthworms that fill the black goo.
Judging from the rustling in the woods as I walked back to the house, there were at least two more of these animal accordians foraging nearby.
You may only have seen them in their more common roadkill tire- flattened frisbee form. They really are three dimensional ... honest.