Armadillos are typically nocturnal, but more are coming out in the daytime. They are about the size of domestic cats, and their strange appearance can encourage people to examine them up close.
Armadillos can carry other diseases, including rabies, and they are also destructive burrowers.
The Florida Department of Health advises people to avoid touching armadillos and to keep their pets away from them.
If somebody spots an armadillo or signs of an armadillo burrow, like a hole about the size of a football surrounded by mounds of dirt, they should call a professional pest control service to have them removed.