Texans adopted this unique animal as their mascot. You can easily find games, candles, toys, figurines, T-shirts, jewelry, or other things decorated with armadillos images or shaped like it. Although they came from the territory of Mexico around 100 years ago, and they still keep on moving North. Nowadays it is a real state symbol of Texas. Armadillos are medium size mammals and are quite adaptive. Their peculiarity is an armour-like skin, which is their primary defense from dogs, coyotes, and other predators. They mostly feed on beetles, insects, snails, worms, and ants. Armadillos also like to eat berries and some other vegetation. These cute animals can be found near most sources of water. Armadillos are nocturnal animals, and not so easy to be seen. They are excellent diggers and enjoy cooling in the mud, like pigs. These animals don't like cold weather; thus, you can usually find them from spring till autumn. When days start to get colder you can spot an armadillo warming up in the sun. In the summer you can see one during warm but cloudy days. During the coldest times they usually hide in some shelters and are rarely seen. The best places to spot some are near rivers, lakes, or in bushes and high grass searching for bugs. They also like to cross roads, so keep your eyes open and be ready.
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