On my way back from recent site visit in the Hill Country I came across an armadillo walking across the road. I slowed to allow it to pass and enjoyed the opportunity I had to observe this funny little walking anachronism.
What are armadillo's good for, you ask? Plenty. They're useful for studying leprosy as apparently they are one of the few non-human mamas that can contract the disease. Also, you can use a (deceased) armadillo to make a Charango, a guitar-like musical instrument.
Also, they are just plain cool.