I'm really leaning toward a tortoise. I once read a magazine article about a wealthy land owner (too bad I can't remember her name, I think she was an Araneta). One of the photos showed her riding on the back of a land turtle that's bigger than a scooter.
How cool is that, right? It's like having a modern-day dinosaur.
Plus, I saw this picture. I'd love to take home one of those babies :)