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Wouldn't it be nice to co-opt the little bastards to dig their prospecting holes where you want holes?

So you could plant flowers, vegetables or pluggable grass and or ground cover sprigs where you want to, instead of them digging up your flowers, vegetables or pluggable grass and ground cover sprigs?

If you have any armadillo training hints, please share. My verbal offers of free coupons for McDonalds McEarthworm sandwiches seem to fall on deaf ears.

If not, do you have a link to printable anatomical armadillo practice targets, like the ones you can get for deer, pigs, coyotes, rats, etc?

Kinda like these, but with CNS locations?

https://www.pinterest.com/Targ...ble-hunting-targets/

"Defensive behavior
The North American nine-banded armadillo tends to jump straight in the air when surprised, so consequently often collides with the undercarriage or fenders of passing vehicles to its demise."[13]


Yeah, with heart/lung shots they jump straight up in the air, flip around a lot, then run straight for the neighbor's front sidewalk where they can spout blood like a Nightmare Sanguinous Rain Bird® on Elm Street before going tits up.

Or so I've heard.


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Only armadillos from Amarillo.
 
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Let's train all of them how to run out in front of oncoming semi's.
 
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Let's train all of them how to run out in front of oncoming semi's.


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They don't do well when shot by half inch bullets, but they can be housebroken.


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Maybe you could use a new rifle? Smile A 17HMR is devastating on that size pest...not really low decibels if that is important, though.



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Only armadillos from Amarillo.


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I've taken a few using the CCI " Quiet .22 LR ".
Fairly quiet from a rifle barrel . Well , the Sheriff never showed up , so ...
 
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I doubt that armadillos are trainable. In Florida there’s this oft-told joke:

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?

A: To prove to the armadillo that it could be done.



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Be careful with Armadillos, some carry Mycobacterium Leprae , which can cause Leprosy.

https://www.cdc.gov/leprosy/transmission/index.html

Best regards,

Mike (Molecular Biology / Immunologist)


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They aren't very smart.




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They aren't very smart.


Bet you they outlive the human population.



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National Geographic did a story about armadillos a while back. It seem they get killed on the roadway because of an internal mechanism that makes them jump at the sight of danger. If they stayed put they would be fine with the vehicle running over them.
 
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National Geographic did a story about armadillos a while back. It seem they get killed on the roadway because of an internal mechanism that makes them jump at the sight of danger. If they stayed put they would be fine with the vehicle running over them.


They actually have some vert too. I trained my old GSD to mark Possums so teaching her to do the same with Armadillos was easy. Around here, we have a park/trail close and I’d walk the k9 through there occasionally. Her ears would perk up, she’d look at me with the alert motion and I’d egg her on. Leading me with the lead she’d get real close, and we’d creep up. Several times she’d be a foot away from one and we’d watch. Armadillos have bad vision so at the moment they’d turn around to see the K9, they’d freak and jump a few feet in the air. It was really something to see. I never knew they had that capability.



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In Georgia, up and down I-75, the peach stands sell hem to Yankees as possum on the half shell.

Bull. See some proof. In any regard it is a stupid comment.
 
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In Georgia, up and down I-75, the peach stands sell hem to Yankees as possum on the half shell.

Bull. See some proof. In any regard it is a stupid comment.


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No. Just found the comment offensive and ignorant. It is not clever like you think. BTW spellcheck is your friend.
 
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OK Francis.


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In Georgia, up and down I-75, the peach stands sell hem to Yankees as possum on the half shell.

Bull. See some proof. In any regard it is a stupid comment.


Group on the wrong side of the bed this morning?


I thought the comment was funny and I'm from up north, no offense taken :-)
 
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