A Thirsty Armadillo Stops A Passing Car And Asks For Help

Cledson Matias de Oliveira was driving along a remote road on a scorching afternoon last week when he noticed something in the road.

A little armadillo was standing in the middle of the street. He appeared to be calling Cledson’s attention.

“The armadillo took a position as if he were requesting something. Cledson told The Dodo, “I assume he was begging for assistance.” “Without hesitation, I came to a complete halt.”


It was not only extremely hot outside, but the air was also hazy due to wildfires raging in the area. Cledson was correct in his assumption that the armadillo was thirsty.

The nice stranger provided the armadillo a drink after transferring him to the roadside and collecting water from his car.

Cledson remarked, “He drank the water with tremendous longing.” “He was overjoyed [I came to a halt]. At the time, I could sense it.”

Here’s a video of that moment:

“I think he realized I was there to assist him,” Cledson remarked. “Normally, armadillos do not allow humans to approach them. It was amazing and one-of-a-kind.”


After finishing his meal, the armadillo lingered near Cledson for a while, which Cledson saw as a sign of trust and thanks.

Cledson pondered bringing the armadillo home until the fires were out, but he recognized that such involvement was illegal and that the armadillo’s best habitat was in the wild. Even yet, just being able to assist the small animal was a gift in and of itself.

Cledson added, “It was quite lovely and fulfilling.”