If a raccoon has been digging up your garden and you put out a humane trap to capture it, planning to take the raccoon to another neighborhood to raid those people's gardens instead, you'll want to carry a blanket when you go out in the morning to check the trap. That way, if the raccoon turns out to be a skunk, the blanket will be the one sleeping outside next week.
It's been a while since you thought about this one...but that night you had all those margaritas and then woke up the next morning to a crumpled fender on your car? It was the Giant Armadillo--he did it while you were in the bar and you just didn't see it when you came back in the dark. That's the only story you'll ever tell anyway.
It really is bigger in the Texas Hill Country, and deeper too.