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Armadillo update
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~Lenore    Posted 05-11-2004 at 07:27:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I went to bed last night and Top Cat would not come inside. I try to bring him in a night to prevent the feral tomcats from engaging him in fights. When he gets in fights with them he gets infections and gets sick and it costs me. He is almost 12 years old and neutered, but those strays still want to come into his territory and fights ensue. Well I gave up on convincing him in and went on to bed.

Yesterday I applied a liberal ammount of Therazide to the yard, filled the armadillo holes with a mix of sand, dirt and Therazide, and baited the havaheart live trap with cat food.

I awoke with a start this morning, sat straight up in bed! I suddenly thought, "Maybe Top Cat did not come in cause he was caught in the hav a heart trap!!" You see Top Cat is much bigger and longer than that trap is set up for. I had an image of him half way in and caught in the spring trap door!! Talk about rushing to get clothes on and getting out there!! Thank goodness he was just waiting at the front door for breakfast.

There was no armadillo either, but no new holes either.

KellyGa    Posted 05-12-2004 at 03:37:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like something I would do! Glad he wasnt in the trap! :) No new holes is good news.

Linda in UT    Posted 05-11-2004 at 09:47:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you're persistent, you can get rid of the feral cats, too. It took me over 2 years, but I finally managed to live trap all the feral cats in our area and turn them over to animal control. Once they're trapped, it's pretty easy to tell cats that have had human contact and those that have not. It helped that most of the feral cats in our area resembled each other.

I can't even imagine having to battle armadillos!

Lazy Al    Posted 05-11-2004 at 09:40:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Take a shovel and cut a scoop just under the roots and turn it over and see if you see any grubs if you do then you are infested with them .
Do a search on milky spoore and see what you think on that as a treatment . I don't know what armadillos eat but I would think they are like a skunk as far as eating grubs .

mud    Posted 05-11-2004 at 07:34:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
well i thought you'd shoot their eyes out with a cb long round in a pawn shop .22

thats what i thought anyway.

glad that cat of yours is not scratched up today. i'd lure him in though. them vets live in big houses
and need to charge us folks so much to help them with makin the note!!!



~Lenore    Posted 05-11-2004 at 08:27:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, mud, those vets do ok.
Top Cat usually comes in willingly for his bedtime snack. Last night I think he fell asleep and did not want to move when I called him. I did not whistle for him either, that usually gets him better than calling.
I would have shot that armadillo if I had seen him. Hog Hunter brought me a 22 he was not using. I am not sure what size shells it is loaded with. It is in my washroom waiting to shoot.
I think the critter took last night off, cause there are no new holes today.

mud    Posted 05-11-2004 at 08:44:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
we got groundhogs up here that pester the dickens out of me. that is if i remember to think about them! good luck with them armadillios.

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