Armadillo Christmas Ornament
12369 Merck Family's Old World Christmas
*This ornament does not come in a box
Made of mouth blown, hand painted glass. Ornament measures approximately 2 1/2" in width
"Armadillo" is a Spanish word meaning "little armored one." They are the only mammals that have bony plates that cover their back, head, legs and tail. Since they can roll into a ball to defend themselves, they symbolize protection and setting boundaries.
Wikipedia: The North American Nine-banded Armadillo tends to jump straight in the air when surprised, and consequently often collides with the undercarriage or fenders of passing vehicles.