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Warmer Kansas winters may mean more armadillo sightings


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Residents in the Lawrence area are reporting more armadillo sightings, an occurrence that wildlife officials say could be due to the state's recent mild winters.

Marty Birrell, the nature education supervisor for the Prairie Park Nature Center, told the Lawrence Journal-World ( ) that the center is seeing two to three reports of armadillos each week in and around Lawrence.

The armor-plated mammal has a history of hitchhiking northbound trucks from the country's southeast region, where the animal is typically found. But Birrell said milder winters...

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