Well, I don't know if it's a fact. I never stopped to verify it. But, it's very believable that the Armadillo is one of our last remaining descendants of the dinosaurs. You know, like the crocodile.
One time when I was camping in Florida, I happened to see an armadillo. But, what the park ranger had to say was hilarious. He started to tell my wife and I that armadillo meat is very good and catching one is easy if you chase it in a hole. Just grab a stick and poke it. But, it's not a normal poke. The park ranger explained the strategy of this particular poke.
I laughed. My wife was disgusted. But, the park ranger was dead serious. Armadillo on a stick! If you don't get it yet, just think about it and it will come to you.
Armadillo on a stick stands at a whopping 8" tall.