Agnostics everywhere refuse to believe or disbelieve in this creature.
Relying on their senses, scientists claim it's all mythos.
Many other, seemingly rational people insist on believing in something they have never seen.
Any reference to this creature has been removed from all school books and branded anathema.
Doomed to the realm of fairy tales, this creature lumbers around in children’s dreams and nowhere else.
Iconoclasts are having a field day.
Lonely old ladies fiercely recall their existence. Not a cat, they cry!
Laughing, rednecks jeer at them.
Only the ancients know, and being long-dead, do not offer their opinion.
[Originally from a 100 word prompt about the word armadillo]