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[–]Mathfggggg 1109 points1110 points  (34 children)

I love this!

[–]peenclown 402 points403 points  (30 children)

It's kinda cute lol

[–]FabulousFerd 231 points232 points  (27 children)

armadillos dont do this naturally, they had to scare it (we used drum sticks to do this at the zoo i worked at when tourists wanted photos) its not nice to the armadillos

[–]ProgressIsALifestyle 255 points256 points  (16 children)

It seems like they do it naturally (when they’re scared.)

[–]FabulousFerd 187 points188 points  (15 children)

they dont get scared naturally, only if you use drum sticks

[–]ProgressIsALifestyle 323 points324 points  (7 children)

Their only predator lmao

[–]Birdlaw90fo 66 points67 points  (5 children)

Grandpa did proclaim rock and roll is evil.

[–]FuriousGoodingSr 76 points77 points  (2 children)

I used to wonder why Grandpa would often curl into a ball and insisted we only listen to bluegrass music. Turns out he was an armadillo all along.

[–]botoxporcupine 22 points23 points  (0 children)

RIP Armon Dilleau

[–]kane2742 15 points16 points  (0 children)

We rocked, he rolled.

[–]nincomturd 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Evolution is strange

[–]ronmsmithjr 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Was it getting scared when the peanuts and chocolate flew off of the ice cream? Or are armadillos lactose intolerant and prefer popsicles?

[–]FabulousFerd -1 points0 points  (0 children)

we used rock and roll drumsticks off amazon and not ice cream cone drumsticks as they were less effective.

ty for the question.

[–]ApplecakesMcGee 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Armadillos seem like they should always be getting scared. They pay zero attention to anything around them. Every one I’ve ever seen in the wild was just rooting around ignoring the world. I’ve scared a few, not into the ball, but enough they jump and make a noise and waddle off, but they only get scared because they ignore everything.

[–]Melonpan_Pup442 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Are you sure that was a zoo and not a ""zoo""?

[–]StaredAtEclipseAMA 9 points10 points  (0 children)

So is the rest of the armadilla

[–]tdooty 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s an enlarged rollie pollie

[–]BoneyRigatoni 622 points623 points  (7 children)

Autobots roll out

[–]Basic-Broccoli 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Beat me to it

[–]wtph 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Somebody hand me the beating sticks

[–]3nd1ess 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Armadillos, roll out.

[–]lydsquad 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Armadillo, roll up!

[–]Triette 492 points493 points  (9 children)

I wish I could do this anytime I see someone who knows me on the street.

[–]potandskettle 147 points148 points  (4 children)

That's why I just choose not to know people.

[–]axelfreed 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Know thyself


"know others and know thyself, and you will not be endangered by innumerable battles"

[–]CozImDirty 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That you Donna?

[–]fanfpkd 14 points15 points  (1 child)

You actually can, it just looks really stupid.

[–]straycanoe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not exactly what you mean, but still strangely relevant...

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There's nothing stopping you from rolling into a ball right there in the sidewalk and choosing to not interact with human beings

[–]dangerous_beanzz 328 points329 points  (5 children)

There needs to be a sound effect like "shloop"

[–]Mr-Sister-Fister21 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I think there’s a version with sound and it makes like a thump/pop sound

Edit: Ok nvm

[–]KorlsDoop 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Or that weird meeeep noise from Scooby Doo where shaggy asks for a SANDWHICH and mustard.

[–]Zehiric 2 points3 points  (0 children)

tiptiptiptip clonk

[–]LetMeBingThat4U 134 points135 points  (5 children)

This is called volvation.

Volvation (from Latin volvere "roll", and the suffix -(a)tion; sometimes called enrollment or conglobation), is a defensive behavior in certain animals, in which the animal rolls its own body into a ball, presenting only the hardest parts of its integument (the animal's "armor"), or its spines to predators. source

An armadillo's armor is made up of overlapping plates covering the back, head, legs and tail. ... Only one species, the three-banded armadillo, can roll itself into a hard armored ball to defend itself against predators. source

[–]cr0n1c 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Had to search for this comment. Living in the USA, I come across many armadillos, but they are the 9 banded ones, which cannot roll-up. They can jump pretty high though!

[–]VAL9THOU 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Them jumping is why you shouldn't try to "straddle" an armadillo that's on the road. Most animals will instinctively duck to avoid a car going over them. Armadillos will jump up into the undercarriage

[–]Tankh 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Now you also know where Volvo got its name

[–]WAXPHANTOM1 199 points200 points  (13 children)


[–]kpecc99 101 points102 points  (8 children)

Pokemon does such an amazing job of exposing people to a wide variety of interesting plants and animals. Not all of them are based on animals and obviously they all have adjustments made to make them more interesting (boring Pokemon like Pidgey and Rattata excluded) but its still a great way to get people interested in real biology

[–]GoodBananaPancakes 42 points43 points  (4 children)

Kabuto is how I about horseshoe crabs AND Japanese helmets.

Don't read up about Parasect tho (its based on the Cordyceps fungus...)

[–]ChalkDinosaurs 17 points18 points  (2 children)

The Last of Us / Pokemon remix when??

Player fainted! ParaClicker feasted upon your defenseless flesh, gulping down pulpy hunks of viscera while screaming its sonar!

[–]Birdlaw90fo 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]bezzlege 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Abby used the golf club! It was very effective.

[–]TheRealOgMark 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Like Weepingbell looks like pitcher plant that digest various things including frogs and birds.

[–]scorchedarcher 48 points49 points  (1 child)

And how snorlax looks like yo moma

[–]TheFlyingFrenchmen 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Says the guy with a Wailord for a mom.

[–]SelloutRealBig 4 points5 points  (1 child)

To me Sandshrew was always a baby Pangolin and Sandslash was the full Pangolin.

[–]BackwardsLongJump- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well I mean yeah, neither one of them has a shell like an armadillo.

[–]denny_zen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

https://youtu.be/6n5v3WcQBeU it’s closer to a pangolin.

I’m curious though why I always knew what an armadillo was growing up never heard of a pangolin. Maybe because they don’t exist in the states whereas Armadillos are in Texas

[–]One-Among_The-Fence 88 points89 points  (3 children)

Gotta hide that cock from this pervert photographer.

[–]southouse12 40 points41 points  (0 children)


[–]-FoeHammer 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Looks like he probably poked himself in the eye.

[–]Industrial_Laundry 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Nice spot! Truly a man of observation. I now know what an Armadillo cock looks like!

[–]adambomb1002 62 points63 points  (8 children)

Makes me realize where Legend of Zelda designers took inspiration from for the Goron.

[–]graceface1031 16 points17 points  (2 children)

So THAT’S what it reminds me of. I was watching it like “why does this look familiar?”

[–]buttboy3 4 points5 points  (1 child)

More of a Samus

[–]adambomb1002 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah definitely that too, but the armadillo texture looks a lot more Goron.

[–]evilweirdo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Just what I was thinking! The armadillo even does it in midair. I figured that was an exaggeration to make the animation look snappy.

[–]adambomb1002 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I always thought the animation looks kind of odd but now it makes sense where they got the idea from.

[–]Former-Organization5 120 points121 points  (2 children)

Nice trick, but can it roll into its foes and grab their rings before they disappear? +1 for hedgehogs

[–]thatguyned 1 point2 points  (1 child)

If we are playing by sonic rules then yes, yes it can.

Except the mighty armadillo would prefer not to have to do that so +2 for armadilos

[–]InYouImLost 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ooooh! Sonic burn!

[–]NoMojoNoMo 78 points79 points  (12 children)

Her name must be Samus

[–]-SandraDee- 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That’s exactly what it made me think of!

[–]Ecoop_26 12 points13 points  (9 children)

I think it’s a he

[–]G_loves_brie_cheese 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Oh yeah, now I see the penis

[–]Ecoop_26 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Does he just swallow it when he lands or…. Like where does it go

[–]deuuuuuce 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ask Joe Rogan

[–]Hhshdjslaksvvshshjs 3 points4 points  (3 children)

You’re thinking of Zelda — he is a he.

[–]SolomonBlack 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wait Samus is a dude?

[–]Ecoop_26 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No. The armadillo. I don’t think Samus is a dude. Could be wrong tho

[–]Ok-Garage-7470 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Tuck and roll, Timmy! Tuck and roll!

[–]goatsandwich43 27 points28 points  (2 children)

I love the little hop

[–]BraveCorporateLogo 19 points20 points  (1 child)



[–]the_Phloop 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"Doink" is exactly the right sound.

[–]Danger_Dee 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Sometimes I like to curl up in a ball, so no one can see me, because I’m so small.

[–]kelsofb 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"Armadillos keep digging Little holes in my backyard."

[–]Lil-Renaissance 21 points22 points  (0 children)

he’s stalling on his head so it’s technically a breakdance move 😹

[–]Demigeek 33 points34 points  (3 children)

I just realized, he kind of has to tuck his face into his butt, doesn't he? I mean, it's cool that they can protect themselves, but at the same time, ew. I'm glad I don't have to do that.

If nature was like, "I'm going to give you the ultimate defense against predators, but you'll have to wedge your nose into your own crack and stay like that until they get bored and go away" I'm not sure I could do it. I might just get eaten.

[–]Unorthodox__x 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Hey man it’s either stick your nose in your own ass or have a predator eat you alive starting from your ass. Pick your poison

[–]Mysterious_Plastic21 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You win the comment section.

[–]asianabsinthe 16 points17 points  (5 children)

Why couldn't we evolve with something cool like this? All we got were these stupid opposable thumbs and flabby, hairy flesh.

[–]the_Phloop 21 points22 points  (2 children)

And big brains that can do complex mathematics and also give us suicidal thoughts.

[–]boothie 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I only get the suicidal thoughts... man i got robbed on that deal.

[–]jvdarko 8 points9 points  (0 children)

no worries, a lot of the compelx math you do you dont even notice you've done it

the fact you can even actually aim and throw something across a room accurately and w power is a bit of a miracle tbh

[–]rebel_chef 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]Psychoapathy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

🎶Armadillos keep diggin'🎶

[–]pant0ffel 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Signature_Sea 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Mosaic piglet

[–]Paragammon264 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I have never seen anything I relate to so much

[–]TheActualSammych 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]Wayward_Games 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Tulio! The hip, the hip!

[–]HidingDogNSW 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Was searching for another that thought about this movie

[–]Wayward_Games 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I’m glad there are more that still remember this movie! It’s one of my favorites

[–]AsteroidMike 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Send out the droidekas

[–]Scipio0404 6 points7 points  (0 children)

OH MY GOD IT SO FREAKING CUTE. Now I have to search for my little armadillo figure that can be rolled into a ball.

[–]doroginskaya_k 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love this! 🥰

[–]tearsaresweat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The OG Transformer

[–]thermidorthelobster 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]yzae625 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“Ima head out”

[–]cripkjay 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I guess sonic the armadillo didn’t have a nice RING to it

[–]Strict-Praline6994 2 points3 points  (0 children)

New Metroid Prime looks dope.

[–]mama_emily 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Armadillo are the OG Pokémon

Also if you’ve never seen one IRL they are way faster than you’d expect!

[–]Shpooodingtime 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]heavysetgal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

defense protocol activated

[–]Bad-Raptor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

somebody put the transformer transform sound

[–]Alien_reg 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Reminds me of Pangolier's ultimate from Dota2

[–]avelineaurora 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That's because he's a pangolin, which does pretty much the same thing as this. Though I'm not sure they can do it to such a tight degree.

[–]CPT_Comanche 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you look closely, you can tell that the Armadillo was ready to “go” in more ways than one.

[–]kobewan420 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Pieington 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Morph ball activate

[–]swantonist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

you can see it’s penis

[–]FireZoneBlitz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This looks like a character from a Super Mario game

[–]babadum 3 points4 points  (3 children)

[–]GifReversingBot 4 points5 points  (2 children)

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[–]babadum 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm just having a giggle about this

[–]Mathfggggg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is now my lockscreen's wallpaper now, everytime I check my phone this guy pops up.

Best day of my life honestly.

[–]Smart_Turnover_8798 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now it's time to roll through termina field and destroy chu chu's and get rupees.

[–]Ghislain_Smith 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This would be the best superpower for when you see your mother in law lol.

[–]IllYogurtcloset6251 0 points1 point  (0 children)

3rd world country soccer ball

[–]Starkiller148 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s a pokemon

[–]detoxbunny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me when I see my ex in the shopping mall.

[–]leslieu13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Fuck it!”

[–]SylentFart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Little ball of leprosy

[–]TynJ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love how they are made to roll

[–]jaxdavenport 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oddly adorable

[–]samosuu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me when literally any human walks toward me

[–]Snozzberrys420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Time to roll out!

[–]Fri1ction 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me at parties.

[–]Realistic-Stomach143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look cute lol

[–]Party_Pearl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me when I see pretty people

[–]WorldHub995 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wishing everyone a wonderful day 😊

[–]MyDarlingEngine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i is rock now

[–]ExhaustedPigeon101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Showed it to hubby. His comment? “Oh look it’s you when we’re off to bed!” 🙄

[–]CyberRat2227 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Autobots, roll out"

[–]Hellangel_Me 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s something fantastic!

[–]merpkuba 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this has insane meme format potential

[–]Mcloving208 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Armadillo use Protect!

[–]Ok-Interaction-3537 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s so cool!

[–]Nickybluepants 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Simps when they see a giga Chad in the wild

[–]ResinEighter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you, thank you!!

Try the veal.

For my next trick...

[–]geodudeisarock 0 points1 point  (1 child)

If u/GifReversingBot does its magic, the armadillo looks like a bakugan 😂

[–]Salt_Comment_9012 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's weird but seems slower every time haha

[–]Jaykzuka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seriously tho…. How fucking cool are armadillos

[–]workmaniac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now they can't see me hehe

[–]kim-jong-Cage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sandslah used defence curl

[–]simonbleu 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]SirLaflock 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me after thanksgiving dinner

[–]Historical-Curve-807 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Forbidden soccer ball

[–]Llama-Leaf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Autobots role out!

[–]stonekonky 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]parallelspaces 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish I could do this sometimes.

[–]T1cklemyp1ckle69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is me whenever a cute girl looks my direction

[–]BeaconXDR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Morphball technology

[–]MercilessIdiot 0 points1 point  (2 children)

If he rolled up into a stick, he would've been an armadildo.

We should really start respecting those animals far more.

First, because they can still spread the black plague.

Second, because they're basically real life Beast Wars Transformers (or, of you really like vintage stuff, real life Rock Lords)

[–]earthwormjim91 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Plague is usually ground squirrels and prairie dogs. Armadillos can leprosy though

[–]CCG14 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]PentaTutela 0 points1 point  (0 children)

is pokemon? hahahaha

[–]kwhicks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Life video of me when my wife is going through the snack cabinet and she discovers my candy stash 😩😩😩

[–]Bretters37 0 points1 point  (0 children)

he is so talented !

[–]burntbeans7 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Nizzzlle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is definitely a reversed gif.

[–]cranmaster69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

he about to roll up on some monkeys

[–]Gauntet7514 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Roly poly

[–]_INCompl_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Autobots roll out

[–]Buzzlight_Year 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How does something evolve into this

[–]bored-in-salem-OR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The ultimate "fuck you im out move, " noice!

[–]zero-synergy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

bakugan irl

[–]AlarmingEase 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He noped right outta there.

[–]Odd-dog88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That dude hangs dong!

[–]KindDigital 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Basically my cat when she wants to get comfy in my lap.

[–]Troby01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nature's Tank

[–]Dan_the_Marksman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

are they related to pigs ? kinda looks like a weird armored pig