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A three-banded armadillo to be specific. The one that we see in the southern US is the nine-banded. It can't roll up into a ball like that. But it is cool in other ways, like always having identical quadruplets.
Title amended. Thank you.
And I believe the quadruplets either ARE or ARE NOT susceptible to the leprosy bacterium. Trying to find a ref now ...Okay, can't find it. But there is this disturbing article:https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-08-humans-gave-leprosy-armadillos.htmlLurker111
And also a reservoir for Chagas disease -https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3128127
I look at the hand holding the armadillo. Why am I thinking of a game of duckpins?Lurker111
I actually had a similar thought while writing the post. Haven't played duckpins since I lived in Massachusetts decades ago.