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My pet Armadillo!
#96412 February 20th, 2007 at 03:20 PM
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I have been battling an armadillo on my farm for a couple of years now. Caught a couple of glimpses of him last year. He mainly lived and destroyed way out in the meadow away from obvious sight. However, he has since taken up residency under my rose garden! And has all decent armadillos will do, it is totally destroying the yard and gardens. I have covered up three of it's holes but it must have a summerhome I haven't found. Yet. Last weekend I actually had my camera with me as I came face to face with it. Not sure who was more startled. But I was able to snap this shot as it was running away. And they can move fast!

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As I was researching the cute little varmit, I ran across this page which seems to hold lots of info and many various disturbances.

http://www.pestproducts.com/wholecontrol.htm

Wish me luck!

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#96413 February 22nd, 2007 at 12:54 AM
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WOW! Good luck getting rid of him!

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#96414 February 22nd, 2007 at 12:57 AM
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I have never seen an armadillo, (in person). They are cool looking. But I have enough pests. You can keep him/her.

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#96415 February 22nd, 2007 at 12:58 AM
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I guess I always pictured them 'out west' or 'down under' in Australia!!!
I also didn't know they burrowed under the ground.

Kind of neat to have one though....if they only didn't destroy your garden!!!!

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#96416 February 22nd, 2007 at 03:40 AM
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Wow, that is cool...but in a bad way for your garden I guess.....I've never saw one before either except for tv and books...they are sort of dinosaurish.

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#96417 February 22nd, 2007 at 04:24 AM
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We also have armadillo's here in Arkansas, and over night they can destroy your entire yard. They eat grub worms and that is why they dig those holes, digging for grubs...So if you treat your yard for the grubs the armadillo will move else where looking for a new food source.

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#96418 February 22nd, 2007 at 05:21 AM
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If they can live in Kentucky crate him up and send him to me! grinnnn

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#96419 February 23rd, 2007 at 03:29 PM
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That is so cool thumbup thumbup ...and hopefully he leaves your gardens alone!!

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#96420 February 24th, 2007 at 08:53 PM
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Could you catch Arnie the dillo in a live trap? That is how we do things in my part of the country. Live trap them & move them a good 25 miles away to a forested area where no humans are in sight & no garden or lawns exist.

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#96421 February 26th, 2007 at 02:29 PM
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Cindy, they do live in Kentucky, but if I could catch the little dear, I would be more than happy to send you another one!
We do have grubs and we do have moles! But we mow about 4 acres and all these critters cover all 4 acres. Sooooo treating is not really an option. I would like to use a live trap but my problem with that is that we are only there on the weekends usually. My mother and two aunts live there but they would not be able to deal with relocating it. Hopefully this spring we will be lucky and catch him.

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#96422 February 26th, 2007 at 02:36 PM
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Here is a picture of his current home. We but a rock over most of it. I know he wasn't in it when I put the rock there. I'm not sure if he has another one is able to still get into this one. Since we put it there he hasn't dug out around it. This hole is under my raised rose garden. I am surprised this corner hasn't collapsed!

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And here is a pic of an old home from last year in my butterfly garden. It has a rock blocking it down inside. I am pretty sure there is another hole somewhere.

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#96423 February 28th, 2007 at 07:37 PM
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Hi,
We don't have armadillos in the UK. (If they do that much damage, then, although he's cute, I think we can live without them.)

Have you tried singing to him? He might like 'Is this the way to armadillo.' shocked


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