RARE ANIMAL PHOTOS: Giant Armadillo, Bush Dog, More

RARE ANIMAL PHOTOS: Giant Armadillo,  Bush Dog, More
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A curious ocelot trails a nine-banded armadillo in an April 29, 2008, image captured by a camera trap in the remote reaches of northeastern Peru's Amazon rain forest.

The armadillo likely wasn't on the menu: Ocelots usually go after small rodents, birds, and reptiles--and the cat would probably have had a hard time getting through the armadillo's tough armor.

Camera-trap photographs of two animals interacting are rare, Kolowski said, "and give you some idea of what the animals are doing in the forest, which is always interesting."

—Photograph courtesy Peruvian Amazon Biodiversity Project
 
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