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What do armadillos eat?

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Armadillos are insectivores who enjoy a diet of invertebrates and insects, and they primarily eat grubs, insects, spiders, lizards, scorpions and worms. Armadillos may also eat carrion, eggs and fruit.

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What do armadillos eat?
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The armadillo uses its super sensitive nose to sniff out its food, and if food is underground — such as burrowing bugs — the armadillo will use its long claws to uproot it — a behavior that has led to the armadillo being considered a pest by many homeowners, gardeners and farmers.

The armadillo has a broad range that stretches from South and Central America through Mexico and the Southern U.S. It generally prefers wetlands, savannas and prairies.

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