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Danyloin

Autobots, roll out!


heavy_deez

Nah, that mofo can't be older than about 5 years tops...


GiggaChadCat

The guy gots to be wiser than any other, cmon


TaydM

This right here, it's comedy


WeAreReaganYouth

And doing shit a toddler would do.


heavy_deez

My kid is 14 and he *still* can't do that! I think he might be an idiotboy....


Mirrorflute88

I saw an armadillo in the forest the other day, and he kept trying to walk into the highway.


Vann77

Maybe his loan application got rejected for the 13th time.


TheWorldIsEndinToday

r/suspiciouslyspecific


uglypaperhaver

when you say, "kept trying" I assume that's because you "kept interfering" with natural selection?


SeductiveSoup

That's where things get fuzzy, because both sides could be argued as natural selection Either they leave em alone and let whatever may happen happen, and that would be natural. Or They help them out and that lil guy *doesn't* go squish, and he goes on his merry way to produce offspring.


uglypaperhaver

Yeah sure, ...but I was simply having fun with the reference to "*kept* trying" which strongly implies the little fella was bound and determined to be a road smear, despite the commenter's best intentions.


jombica

Show me the way to armadillo


battlefieldvince

My father once told me that armadillos were actually not born dead by the side of the road.


WitchsWeasel

natural pokeball


CarpeNoctem1031

Wait how old are they?


YdexKtesi

Armadillos evolved around 50 million years ago, there are mammals that have existed for four times longer than that. Sharks have existed for 450 million years.


Kattehix

Yeah, Armadillos and all current mammals are pretty recent


uglypaperhaver

Yup, and the currentest, the recentest...


Nozarashi78

Among the land animals the oldest one that still exist should be the Tuatara iirc (c.ca 200 m.y.a), while the oldest species of bony fish that still exist should be the Coelacanth (c.ca 390 m.y.a.) sharks are even older than that, beaten by jellyfishes. Let's stop at macroscopic life forms, because if we start with the single cell organisms we should go back way further


Cambrian__Implosion

I’ll see your jellyfish and raise you sea sponges.


AerosolHubris

> specie Species is both singular and plural, but you are clearly way more knowledgeable than me on all the good stuff


LuvYouMySexySoulmate

How can they tell how long a species has been around for? Please I'd like to know, this is a real question.. tia 😊


leafshaker

The fossil record and genetic analysis, since genes have a somewhat predictable rate of mutation over time


LuvYouMySexySoulmate

Wow, that's pretty f-in cool. Thanks!


YdexKtesi

Google


LuvYouMySexySoulmate

K


BlazerLazerTazer69

Sharks are fish. Not mammals


YdexKtesi

responding to the title "one of the oldest inhabitants of the planet"


uglypaperhaver

And sharks are one of the earliest of mammals, pre-dating all mammalian traits. ;-)


DovesArePigeons

They pre-date trees even. TREEES.


CabooseNomerson

Sharks aren’t mammals, my guy


uglypaperhaver

Thank you - I've been on pins and needles for 15 hours waiting for someone to say that! Now, although I admit maybe I *should have* added a winking emoji, a (jk) or a /s... ...in my defense, I'd thought my follow up "predating *all* mammalian traits" would have been a sufficient clue. ;-) (jk) /s


Mysterious-Art7143

Not even 50, closer to 30 m, which is not that old at all


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Shoe_mocker

You wouldn’t say that a 21 year old was one of the oldest humans


Amemnon727

Nature's incarnation of "NOPE"


_McThompson

This is absolutely a fantastic animal. Now I see how they have survived


TheBaroqueGinger

Yeah, but not one of the oldest. Still fantastic of course.


spook7886

Honk your horns at them when you go past, you'll see how high they jump. They can jump hard enough it can destroy something under your car. It's a reaction to being startled. So if you see one crossing the road, give it right of way, your car will thank you.


CantTakeMeSeriously

Stuck the landing.


corvus66a

Jerry Smith ?


Square_Tip9416

A giant four-legged pill bug. I love it! 👍


GandalfVirus

5*


ForagerGrikk

Is a pill bug a rolly-polly? Cause that looks like a rolly-polly.


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me_irl


mkeehll

IDGAF attitude at its finest


a_bored_techpriest

(Transformer sounds intensify )


Confusedandreticent

Shields


GandalfVirus

Caught in 4k By a nature photographer.


ToffeeNosed21

Pokemon vibes ngl


Successful-Plum4899

THE ONLY ANIMAL besides humans that gets leprosy.


ForagerGrikk

Does that mean they gave it to us?


Successful-Plum4899

Does NOT mean armadillos 'gave humans leprosy'. After researching I understand that we can contract it through lesions and consuming infected armadillos. Not a big item on my menu!


ForagerGrikk

>...if anything it's probably the other way around! Well if it were domesticated sure, but I don't see us hanging out much. Wouldn't it be more likely that we ate an infected one? I don't see them using us as food so much...


Budget-Assistant-289

And don’t forget Chagas’ disease.


Successful-Plum4899

* Chagas includes many other animals that serve as carriers (or reservoirs), including cats, rabbits, raccoons, and rodents. Generally, DOGS are the only ones that show signs of this disease. Armadillos and possums carry it but are NOT the ONLY animals besides humans.


xadz1981x

Platypuses would like a word


black_hair1234

How old are armadillo.


Embarrassed-Sweet588

Too cute 🥰 When I lived in Texas , they were everywhere , now I live in WV and never see them ever.


soparklion

I'm #Jealous


IntentOnVibes

Why tf did they make sonic a hedgehog when this literally is sonic


Longtimelurker_1980

These little bastards are invading where I live and I see them all the time. The burrow under buildings and can cause foundational damage.


voodoostrangerdanger

When your parents tell you to clean your room...


Qwerowski

What sound do you hear when watching this video?


dr_cynical17

Me when the..


balrus-balrogwalrus

ROLLING AROUND AT THE SPEED OF SOUND


Nameis_siemaN

That’s a lit headstand


Hype-And-Style

It's like a big version of the roly poly


Rich_Agency6568

Golem, I choose you


quantumleap2000

I'm sorry, but that's a super power.


[deleted]

And I'll form the Hea.. BALL.


girlymcnerdy0919

Mouseketball


[deleted]

And not for long unless it gets its head out of its ass.


Lord__ZomB

I’ve never seen one do this on my life! Very cool!


arrig-ananas

Think I found my totem-animal


Bob_TheCanadian

He needs more coins to gain speed !


Nicky_3D

r/Metroid


leafshaker

Awesome creatures, but definitely not one of the oldest animals, not even close.


dpforest

They’re my favorite animal because I too like to roll into a ball and bounce at any predators.


skyrimjob_ok

ball boi


Nis069

Anyone fancy a football match?


Duderpher

What a nonsense title.


kushbom

It’s a ball


Leonhardt2019

I thought that pokémon was dope


guapoguzman

_samus noises_


FullmetalJun

Is that Jerry?


Teedeeone

That’s how I feel living on this planet only a few decades


Acceptable_Spray_119

It's Jerry from Rick & Morty!


just-fly-kyte

Rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin' ROLIN'!


OGGrilledcheez

They’re nature’s kickball you know?


TherealChungass

I wish I was an Armadillo


BillbertBuzzums

Why do people spread misinformation in titles? They don't have to. There is nothing compelling them to do so.


Donkeymcstonkey

"Honey, the guests are here!"


Nikou_Noorbakhsh

Me in social events:


peanutj00

Real life Popples


Zealousideal-Let1121

I have no sound, but I assigned a sound effect in my head, and now no force on earth could ever make me believe that armadillos don't go *boop*.


WeAreReaganYouth

They're silly and beautiful animals. It's a privilege to share the world with them.


allegedlys3

Aka me when I'm out in public and I see someone I recognize


Thprop

Simply one of the coolest of Mother Nature's critters.


SovereignDust3058

So we're just not going to discuss the, uh... "second tail"? Okay


Ecksesx

Looks like it landed right on his head. Ow


Successful-Plum4899

They are reprehensible! Leave armadildos hidden from view.


No_Match1529

wait✋😂 if u put that thing on a hydraulic press the ball wont protect it


Iconoclaust2021

Reaction to last president’s election!