Late last night DH took our german shepherds out for a potty break. Not five minutes after they went out I heard DH hollering at Jax to "leave it!". There was so much commotion that I ran outside, sure that Jax had again found the skunk he had a run in with last week. I get out there and DH tells me that Jax has gotten ahold of our resident 'dillo. The dillo was trapped in a corner of the front yard, far from his burrow in the backyard. While DH took care of getting the dogs in the house I went over with a stick to chase the dillo out of the yard. Jax had torn the poor things back "armor", not bad but it was bloody; also his ear. The dillo was squeaking in a pitiful way. I have been feeling bad for the armadillo ever since. I know most folks consider them a nuisance, but really he's not doing any harm by living under an outbuilding in our backyard. Sure they tear up lawns, but they also eat grubs that destroy a lawn. Besides, we live in the country and it's not like we're going for the Better Homes and Gardens award for best looking lawn. So I know it's silly, but please tell me that a dillo can survive a dog attack. If I didn't see the funny little creature wandering around in the backyard each night I'd be sad.