Monday, September 21, 2009

Armadillo



Ugly, nasty thing. Roots all around in flower beds and tunnels everywhere, even under the house. There was a maze of tunnels underneath the old barn when it was torn down. They're not difficult to catch. They're not very bright and have poor eyesight. Just set an unbaited trap along a fence or building and wait. 

6 comments:

  1. My goodness, this just shows what I don't know about these animals. I thought they were only in Texas and much bigger. Very interesting post.

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  2. Ughh! What a creepy little guy, getting into all kinds of trouble in your garden. Glad you got it! Now what?
    Rosey

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  3. Yes, now what, Nell? What will you do with it? Maybe give it to the zoo?

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  4. I had the same thought as Rosey Pollen and Ha Zuan....now what? You don't have to tell us:) Years ago we were trapping chipmunks in our Havahart trap and ended up with a skunk. Not a pretty story.

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  5. Ewwww! We caught a skunk once, but he was dispatched without spraying. Just throw a big towel or a blanket over the trap and then ease the door open.

    We caught an opossum, too. I just opened the trap door after I took him across the road to the woods and he lit out, never looked back.

    Never mind what we do with the armadillos. Nobody else wants them either, so they are not relocated for somebody else to deal with. One year we caught 22 before I stopped counting, so there isn't much demand for them.

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  6. I have never seen one in person. We don't have them here in CA. Do they bite? It sure looks cool(-:

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I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.



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