Armadillos

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  1. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Got some hanging around the house.Not causing problems so far,but I know they will.What can be done with them.

    I seen one today.They are Protected here.

    big rockpile
     
  2. moonwolf

    moonwolf Well-Known Member

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    How about those canibals next door? Maybe they'll eat them. :D
     

  3. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    When I bought a place in MS years ago they were all over it. My standard doxy cleaned em out pretty quickly tho. He did it all on his own without any urging. LOL
     
  4. whiterock

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    Protected?!?!

    Think possum on the half-shell.
     
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    bumpus Well-Known Member

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    22 long rifle would help
     
  6. Wanda

    Wanda Well-Known Member

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    Think Jerry Clower :p
     
  7. 65284

    65284 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    "dillos are pretty interesting critters. The females always have identical quads, and they are the only other creature besides humans to be afflicted with leprosy.
     
  8. caroline00

    caroline00 Well-Known Member

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    if they are protected, can you trap them and relocate them on government land far away from you?

    If you *find* a dead one use gloves or a shovel because I believe you can catch leprosy (Hansen's disease) from them.
     
  9. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    Sincere doubts about protection of dillos.

    Shoot 'em. Feed 'em to pesky stay-too-long guests.
     
  10. 1farmgirl

    1farmgirl Well-Known Member

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    They make a really big thump when you run over them (They jump straight up when startled). Maybe you can lure them out to the driveway? :haha: Then say Oops!?!

    Kathy
     
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    Jan Doling Well-Known Member

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    ....and you can catch leprosy from them, so don't eat any or handle them.
     
  12. Jenn

    Jenn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    After a nice exciting nature walk along a TX creek where we'd seen a few snakes probably both poisonous we walked past a clump of reeds. I was already a bit jumpy watching over three kids two not fully controllable. A sinuous movement of the reeds which made me panic that there was an ANACONDA in there was actually just an armadillo (right diameter, and scaley...)
     
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    bgak47 Well-Known Member

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    SSS... Shoot,Shovel, & Shut Up. I can't imagine why they would be *protected*? I kill em all the time if they start digging holes along my fenceline.
     
  14. Jim in MO

    Jim in MO Well-Known Member

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    Rock I think you need to check with the Department of Conservation. Dillo's are not protected in MO. So have at em.....
     
  15. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Well I made another call to the Regional office they told me they are not protected.But our conservation Agent said they were.

    So I'm just going to shoot them.I killed a Skunk the othe day and the Armadillo drug it down in the hole feeding on it.

    big rockpile
     
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    Armadillos are "protected' in Missouri because of the way Dept. of Conservation laws are written. Any and all wildlife that doesn't have a specific open season is automaticaly protected. It is technically illegal to swat a mosquito here. There are exceptions, animals causing damage to crops or livestock may be killed, but the DOC must be notified. In non emergency cases such as a massive amount of deer damage where several animals are to be destroyed pre approval is neccessary.