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~Lenore    Posted 05-09-2004 at 19:58:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
...some armadillos.
They are totally destroying my back yard!
It is no longer safe to walk in it.
What time of night should I go hunting?
I do not want to feed the mosquitoes while waiting.
I have my 38 loaded.
I hope the neighbors do not call the police.


hay    Posted 05-10-2004 at 05:27:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
if you have a .22, that would make much less noise. load it with .22 shorts and it will still dispatch the 'dillos. anytime after dark, they will be out and about. just be careful when shooting.


E. G. HENDRICKSON    Posted 05-10-2004 at 03:33:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Armadillos can`t climb up a tree, and are easy
to catch, you`ll need some gloves and and pet
carrier and a flashlight, wait for dark. Also
you can try the live trap, baited with dry cat
food, but if you have alot of stray cats, thats
probally what you will catch. As far as shooting
one at night in town, alot depends on the town
and your neighbors! You might talk to them and
explain your problem, they should be having the
same problem and should welcome a end, and ignore
the gunshot. For saftey, load your .38 with shot
shell, and aim for the head. Pistol shot shell
retort is not near as loud. Good luck and happy
hunting!


Burrhead    Posted 05-09-2004 at 21:19:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
~Lenore D-Con rat poison will work but you might have a terrible smell under the house or somewhere you can't get to.

I put it out around the feed shed and could'nt get to the corpse. SHEWEEEEE


Don't poison them    Posted 05-10-2004 at 07:17:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Two reasons:

-bioaccumulation
When you lay down poison and the target gets
poisoned and a scavenger or predator eats it the
poison gets concentrated in the predator. So I try to
avoid poison when I can.

-armadillo is awesome curried.
Back in the caribbean we call them tattoo. Curry tattoo
kicks butt!

Paula


~Lenore    Posted 05-10-2004 at 07:45:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
After some thought I have doubts about poison.
The squirels and bad black crows would probably eat them and die, too.
That is the good side, lots of squirels crows are pests!
However, I would not want Top Cat accidently eating any.
So I think I will try the live trap with cat food bait and buy a big bag of dirt from Wally world and just fill the holes every day. I guess I could mix grubX with the dirt as I fill the holes.
I may eventually raise the whole yard a foot or two, LOL


~Lenore    Posted 05-09-2004 at 21:55:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
How do I put the D-con out?
I do not care if it dies and smells!
I am sick of the damage.


Taylor Lambert    Posted 05-09-2004 at 20:22:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Miss Lenore i never thought Id see you say kill something lol. I hit 5 this weekend driving. It doesnt take too much to off one. I hit one Fridaynight comming home from work. It walked out in front of my truck and i straddled it i heard a ding on the rear axle and turned around to see what i hit. It was laying flat on its back/shell and flopping its tail up and down. Turning off on the road i live on 7 minutes later i Hit another that sounded like an elephant goin under the truck.
Ive had the best luck at 8 pm to 5 am. But be careful Some armadillos carry leprosy so where gloves when toting them off. Now its mating season and they have poor judgement and make easy target lol. They mauled our yard here the dogs run most of them off. I off every one of them I see. alot of times theyll eat ant beds but they have left them alone now so they are pests. The first time i shot one with a 22 rifle i felt bad cause it hopped 3 feet in the air and laid on its back twitching even after i has shot it with the 38 pistol to make sure. The Vet says its something with their nervers like a snake twitches. Im like you i tripped in one of their holes the other day and got good and buised up. I have a friend thats got some kind of special phermone scent he baits live traps with the go in the boxes and a door falls. then he takes them out down the road 7 or 8 miles or sometims shoots them. In the 18 mile trip to work theres 35 on the road side so i figure they re not endangered.


~Lenore    Posted 05-09-2004 at 20:30:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
That critter ruined my mothers day!
I am ready to kill.
I put Scotts grubx out all over the place and it/they are destroying the place!
I am so angry!
My yard looks like a mini mine field!
I have a live trap; wonder where I could get pheremone stuff?
I could not think of anything to bait one with but that makes sense.
I have a 38 but it is a secret one.
I do not want it confiscated!


ron,ar    Posted 05-09-2004 at 21:11:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
First, don't use the 38, too loud. Get a 22, you can get a used one for under a 100 bucks or a new one for a little over that. Walmart sells a rossi matched set, 22 single shot/410 single shot for about 127.00.
Or...get you a dog to keep them run out of the yard. Now a word about armadillos, they have poor vision and not much better hearing but they use their noses good. Shoot them anywhere in the body will do them in, they will jump just like Taylor said, central nervous system does it. Another thing, they can carry all sorts of diseases, I said "can". I had an opportunity to visit the only Leper coloney in the US several years ago down below New Orleans on the Miss. River. Facinating place, all white buildings and fences, everything white. Back to the 'dillos: armadilloes and humans are the only two large critters that can carry and transmit leprosy. I said "can",it doesn't mean they have it, thats why they use them in leprosy research. Rats and mice also can be used but they make poor hosts and cannot transmit it. To make a long story short, try not to pick them up with your hands.Anyway, thats one of the interesting things I learned in my many travels, wonder if that place is still being used, that was back in the '80s.


~Lenore    Posted 05-09-2004 at 21:54:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Darn, Ron, I do not own a 22 and Iahould not shoot my 38 in town at night I guess. What about a 32? I do have one of those.


Ron,ar    Posted 05-09-2004 at 21:24:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
here is a link to that research center story


DD    Posted 05-09-2004 at 21:46:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the link to that Ron. Interesting reading : ) I'd never heard of that place.


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