Armadillos Invading the North Carolina Triad! Article in our local Winston Salem paper today on the spread of armadillos in the state - first seen in 2007/8, the animal has spread throughout the state, even into Dare County and the Outer Banks (see map). Fondly known as a 'Texas speed bump' (i.e. a frequent victim on the highways there) - none seen yet in my county but likely. Dave .