What is WITH you English-speaking humans and your ability to come up with the most ALARMINGLY inappropriate metaphors?! While I was Googling myself yesterday (don't act like you don't do this), I found this article towards the top of the front page. Horrified, I clicked the link, and it turns out, they were just talking about some jerk filming an open forum meeting at a library or something. I tried Googling the phrase "armadillo on fire" to find its etymological origins, but all I found were some upsetting videos on YouTube and more links to the above blog post.
I certainly hope that their Claire the armadillo wasn't harmed in the writing of their sensationalist story.