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  • Derned ole armadillos

    Does anyone have a clue how to repell (encourage to leave) armadillo? This is horse related as last night the little gray darlings decided to work in one of my pastures planted with month old rye grass which was planted for the horses. Normally they are content to stay around the house and barns and work in the wood chips and that's okay but digging up beautiful new grass planted for the horses is NOT ok. I really don't want to shoot them as (yes, I'm one of those) I believe that we should not destroy wildlife just cause they are there.
    And now I'm off to ride the forest on this beautiful beautiful day.
    Suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
    You know why cowboys don't like Appaloosas?" - Answer: Because to train a horse, you have to be smarter than it is.

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    Armadillo = 'possum on the half-shell
    The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
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    • #3
      I don't really now how to get rid of them. My dad used to set up humane traps but that is kinda a pain.

      Armadillos are varmints, and varmint hunting is legal year round, so I say plink away!!!! I would, sounds like fun!!!!!!

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      • #4
        Frank B, that is sheer poetry. Hee hee hee hee.
        I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
        I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Frank B View Post
          Armadillo = 'possum on the half-shell
          True, but they are cuter.

          pj, I'll trade you my fireants for your armadillos any day.
          'Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.'
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Frank B View Post
            Armadillo = 'possum on the half-shell
            "Oh, sure, you may be able to take down one smurf, but mark my words: You bonk one smurf, you better be ready for a blue wave."---Bucky Katt

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            • #7
              Do they actually eat the grass, or are they just digging holes in it looking for bugs and worms?
              I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry

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              • #8
                Unfortunately the only way to get rid of them is the SSS option. If you get them in your yard here they give you a humane catch trap and then take the animal away and shoot it. Armadillos will dig up huge amounts of land looking for their favored food source and there's no way to get rid of them as far as I know.
                You can't fix stupid-Ron White

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JanM View Post
                  Unfortunately the only way to get rid of them is the SSS option.
                  Sad, but true. My uncle used to pay my cousin and I a small bounty to undertake this task in his fields full of dairy cattle. We were aided by a dog (picture Ol' Yeller) who would chase 'em down, and hold 'em by the tail while we dispatched them at point blank range with a 12 gauge shotgun. Some dog.

                  Later, though, I had a pet armadillo, and I really enjoyed him. Leash trained him and he would eat bugs from the gutter as we moseyed up the street. Cute little fella. Dead in his pen one day, cause unknown but I recall hoping it wasn't leprosy!

                  So if I had 'em in my field, I guess I've gone soft (and their numbers have dramatically dimished since the 1960s), I'd just live with 'em.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Frank B View Post
                    Armadillo = 'possum on the half-shell
                    O M G!!! I just spewed Smirnoff Ice all over my laptop!!!
                    The only difference between a runaway and a fast gallop is nothing but a SMILE
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                      oooh pooo. You guys are no help. I've been living with them and don't mind at all if they'll stay out of the pastures. I don't even mind smoothing down the wood chip piles the little boogers have made around the barn and feed sheds. This is the first time they've hit the pastures and I'm hoping they didn't find a thing and will give it up.
                      Guin, they plough and make holes looking for bugs, worms, etc. Unfortunately when they plough it uproots this new grass.
                      We found a mound with an armadilla sized hole in a small pasture we don't use yesterday so guess they're planning on being permanent residents instead of just nightly visitors.
                      Just got in from riding and the forest is absolutely beautiful! It feels so good to be riding along and sudden have hundreds of yellow leaves falling all around you like snow. Hope everyone is taking advantage of this great weather and the beautiful fall.
                      Possom on the half shell!!! eeeeeuuuuuuu.
                      You know why cowboys don't like Appaloosas?" - Answer: Because to train a horse, you have to be smarter than it is.

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                      • #12
                        Coyotes kill them, but coyotes will also eat your cats and small dogs and every bird that nests on or near the ground.

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                        • #13
                          If indeed coyotes will go after them (I can't say as there weren't coyotes in the neighborhood when I was growing up)- then you COULD try going to a huntin' goods store and buying coyote urine (or order some from the web, I have no experience with the site but www.predatorpee.com is if nothing else a fun name. Apply liberally around the area you want the 'dillos to avoid and see if it works.

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                          • #14
                            Or you could catch a coyote and teach him to pee on command...

                            We had a launch at Cape Canaveral scrubbed because of one. It crawled into a LOX (liquid Oxygen) line the night before, and when we started loading LOX it clogged up a filter. Pretty gross -- freeze-dried armadillo. They were a PITA, got into everything.
                            The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
                            Winston Churchill

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                            • #15
                              Frank, I think you could search the entire internet for the rest of your life and not find a reference to freeze dried armadillo. Snort.
                              I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
                              I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Katy9532 View Post

                                Armadillos are varmints, and varmint hunting is legal year round, so I say plink away!!!! I would, sounds like fun!!!!!!

                                Yeah, real fun....
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Frank B View Post
                                  Or you could catch a coyote and teach him to pee on command...
                                  I just about spewed diet coke all over my laptop!!!!!

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                                  • #18
                                    I had an acquaintance that had a large infestation at his farm. he borrowed 4 jack russells from his sister and let them loose. They took care of the problem. It wasn't exactly the humane solution you are looking for-more like a blood bath.

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                                    • #19
                                      Geez, you people are bloodthirsty.

                                      One thing that works to keep deer and squirrels away from stuff is cayenne pepper. Maybe you could try sprinkling some around its hole?
                                      I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry

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                                      • #20
                                        No answer here, but I do know if you set bushes on fire, an armadillo will jump 6' STRAIGHT UP to the sky, land, give you a dirty look, and swim through the pond to get away

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