I’ve seen more of these critters in the last month than I have in the last few years. It’s the season of the Armadillo, they are taking over.
It looks like this one has had the back shell scraped and bruised. It’s a hard bone like shell, he might not even know it.
Many times they are not even aware of my presence. Here he knew I was there and slowly moved off, the whole time digging in the dirt.