The Pichi (Zaedyus pichiy) or Dwarf Armadillo is a small armadillo that is the only member the genus Zaedyus. The range of the Pichi is from central and southern Argentina (Patagonia), west to the Andean grasslands of Chile and south to the Strait of Magellan.
Its body is approximately long (260-335 mm) with a tail of 4-6 inches (100-140 mm). It has a dark brown head shield and carapace, thick dorsal plates, and well-developed claws. When threatened, the Pichi wedges itself into its shallow burrow making it difficult for an attacker to drag it out because of its jagged scales.
ST. PAUL SAINTS PREVIEW; If you can't beat him, buy him; Pichi Balet was a tough out whenever the Saints faced Lincoln, so they paid cash to acquire him from the Saltdogs.(SPORTS)
May 08, 2008; Byline: BRIAN STENSAAS; STAFF WRITER The St. Paul Saints used to consider outfielder pichi Balet a headache. Now they have...