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Nine banded armadillos are common in Yucatan's wilderness and the Maya people call them "Uech"

Nine banded armadillos are common in Yucatan's wilderness and the Maya people call them "Uech"

How much do you really know about armadillos, beyond their leathery carapaces?

13 things you didn't know about armadillos

How much do you really know about armadillos, beyond their leathery carapaces?

It's one of them "Florida hard shell posssums"....hell I thought they only lived in Texas, Arizona and Mexico til I moved to Florida! Lmaoooo

It's one of them "Florida hard shell posssums"....hell I thought they only lived in Texas, Arizona and Mexico til I moved to Florida! Lmaoooo

Armadillo by applejack 327 (Rynette) via Flickr ~ Armadillo at the Viera Wetlands in Viera, FL. Photo taken on January 20, 2010.

Armadillo by applejack 327 (Rynette) via Flickr ~ Armadillo at the Viera Wetlands in Viera, FL. Photo taken on January 20, 2010.

Cute Armadillo | However, the discovery of this new armadillo has not been met with ...

Cute Armadillo | However, the discovery of this new armadillo has not been met with ...

Armadillo in Paraguay  Paraguay by Margaret Hebblethwaite.  http://www.bradtguides.com/

Armadillo in Paraguay Paraguay by Margaret Hebblethwaite. http://www.bradtguides.com/

Image - Le Tatou (Armadillo) / Dasypus - animaux-animal : LE blog pour apprendre à... - Skyrock.com

Image - Le Tatou (Armadillo) / Dasypus - animaux-animal : LE blog pour apprendre à... - Skyrock.com

Armadillos are one of the few animals who consume fire ants as part of their diet. Such an ability can make armadillos very beneficial to humans.

Armadillos are one of the few animals who consume fire ants as part of their diet. Such an ability can make armadillos very beneficial to humans.

Eating armadillos blamed for leprosy - Health - Infectious diseases | NBC News

Eating armadillos blamed for leprosy - Health - Infectious diseases | NBC News