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Author Topic: How to kill armadillos????  (Read 4532 times)
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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2014, 11:34:09 AM »

Wow!!! I was going to haul them off this morning but the buzzards beat me to this one...hungry rascals!!!

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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2014, 07:10:41 PM »

Bah,hahahahaha! applause
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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2014, 08:31:50 PM »

Ed,
I hit a dillo with my Chevy Venture a few years back. It is wheel chair equipped and very low to the ground. That darn dillo must have rolled under the van because as soon as I hit it we all smelled gasoline inside the van. I stopped and checked and sure enough I had a spray of gas coming from the fuel line under the car. They have spikes at the bottom of their shell that must have hit the line. Luckily we made it to a repair shop before running out of gas.
That's 2 less Dillo's that can cause more damage. Cry
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« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2014, 12:06:09 AM »

They are definitely solid creatures...on a low-profile vehicle I would imagine they could/would do some damage...especially with todays light vehicles.  

Wow, Jim, I didn't think you were so sentimental about the dillos....by the way, I got another one tonight in the front yard...about 10pm.  Body count is at three, now.  I hope those buzzards don't spread the word around about the breakfast special we have going on!!!! Wink

Here's some captures from the game camera.







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« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2014, 11:53:43 AM »

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Yea, I love them alright. They like to dig their burrows right up against the foundation of my house. It was treated with cloridane and would last forever if they didn't keep digging their holes through it. huh
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« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2014, 01:07:02 PM »

GRRRRR!!!!!!!  angry  The battle continues...

After killing the first three I haven't had the pleasure of seeing another one but something interesting has happened...the holes are BIGGER.  I can't figure their timing out...I missed them last night.  I went out at 9:30pm and saw nothing...again at 11:30pm and in that two hour period they came through.  I've got my game camera set back up so maybe over the next night or two I can determine consistent time...if there is a consistent time.  rolleyes

Here's some shots in case someone thinks I'm just a cold-hearted person wanting to shoot something.

The hoe is for pulling the dirt back into the hole...the problem is that you never pull enough back into the hole to fill it up...


A couple of holes...


A highly targetted area that I've mostly tried to pull dirt back into the holes...
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« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2014, 05:18:00 PM »

Ok I'm glad someone else mentioned the leprocy thing. I would definitely make sure to wash my hands thoroughly after handling them. This thread is hilarious by the way. My favorite memories of spending time with my grandfather were when he would let me stay up as late as I could and do armadillo patrols around his garden. This was serious business. He would put his 12 ga on the counter, I would put my pellet gun next to his and he would get out the 6 volt head lamp the we would stay up as late as we could watching looney toons (usually road runner). That was in Iowa, La.
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« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2014, 12:18:55 PM »

<chuckle>  Sounds like you and your granddaddy had a good time, Jack...good memories there, cherish them!

I'm still at odds with the dillos.  I missed my first one the other night "walking patrol".  He was in the tall grass at the pasture/yard transition line...he jumped and started running way from me but about the time I pulled the trigger on him he veered off to the left side.  hissy fit

I've got my game camera set back up but the deer keep tripping it...which reminds me I still need to find a deep freezer before fall.  grin

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« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2014, 12:21:30 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2014, 01:30:56 PM »

Try a red or green spot light. Coyotes dont seem to see red and pigs dont see the green.

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« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2014, 04:44:14 PM »

what seams to be 50 years ago in my youth a bunch of us came upon a dillo. We gave chase darn they are fast. what fun it was chasing the critter. cought him at his den after diggin him out.
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« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2014, 11:39:33 AM »

what seams to be 50 years ago in my youth a bunch of us came upon a dillo. We gave chase darn they are fast. what fun it was chasing the critter. cought him at his den after diggin him out.
Well, if you'd like to relive those days of your youth come on up and I'll let you chase a few.  grin

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Try a red or green spot light. Coyotes dont seem to see red and pigs dont see the green.

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Tom, I had been thinking about that.  I've got some red material I can use...I'll have to hunt up some green, though.  They're still working hard...  Undecided

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« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2014, 12:17:44 PM »

My dad while he was still with us would tell the story (possum)
this works on all the critters that want to make your home theirs

one night (when my dad was a boy on the farm) the chickens erupted into a ruckus.
his dad and the brothers went outside to see. yes the three legged dog went to (lost a hind leg to a badger many years before) there it was the dog got to it first. yes it too was now playing possum. they tried shewing it prodded it with a stick, a gun, kicked it too.just played dead while the dog sniffed it. nothing they did had any effect, moving the old possum along.
well sir grandpa wanted to go back to bed. Mother nature stirred more than he could bare.
so Grandpa wiped it out. Yep he whizzed on the possum. Bam like a bullet leaving the muzzle of the varmint gun, ole possum ran off not to be seen again.
the moral of this tail, when all else fails ya just gotta do the unthinkable.
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« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2014, 12:24:54 PM »

When I lived in Texas years ago.
we'd see them along the roadside on their backs holding a Lonestar.
I imagine they still sippen Lonestar
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« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2014, 06:12:36 PM »

If'n
ya find the burrow be it armadillos, fox, possum. piss in the hole they don't like that
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