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Old 08-19-2015, 10:20 AM   #1
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Last week I posted about armadillos tearing my yard up, and asked for advice about how to trap the critters. I thought you guys were yanking my chain about making a funnel with 2x4's leading into the trap.
My neighbor has been trying to trap these for a couple of weeks, and you should have seen his face when I asked to borrow his trap. He kinds smiled when I told him about the funnel idea, but when we got up this morning there he was!
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:28 AM   #2
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when i was trapping, fence pickets were kept on the truck for just such a funnel. they just walk and sniff, dont pay any mind to where they're going, so they'll bump there way down a fence line or any other barrier, right into a trap. good job!!
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We need pictures of you reaching in to remove from said trap.
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There must really be a heavy infestation of those things in this area. My doberman has killed about 10 of them, in our large chain link fenced back yard, in the last year or so. Two in the last couple of weeks. I have a regular armadillo burial ground.
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They're docile from what I've seen, pull one out of the bay last year, not sure how he got out there.

You do know that they are carriers of Leprosy right? I'm not touching another one. It'll be all net next time or let it drown. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/three-le...ed-in-florida/
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Good job Buckyt! Must be something in the air, 'cause I got one last night also. Got up to pee and flipped the outside lights on, and there it was, adding to its destruction of my yard. POW!
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Put out lawn insecticide, kills the grub worms and the armadillos go away
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There must really be a heavy infestation of those things in this area. My doberman has killed about 10 of them, in our large chain link fenced back yard, in the last year or so. Two in the last couple of weeks. I have a regular armadillo burial ground.
You need to rent that dog out.
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I was a trapper for a wildlife company for 6 years, it may sound crazy but save some of that dirt under the trap to use as a lure incase you have the problem again and more likely you will since they give birth to 4 babies at a time. My coworkers were catching them as far north of Atlanta
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I was a trapper for a wildlife company for 6 years, it may sound crazy but save some of that dirt under the trap to use as a lure incase you have the problem again and more likely you will since they give birth to 4 babies at a time. My coworkers were catching them as far north of Atlanta
Yep, that's what I was going to suggest also. I put straw in my trap to kind of cover the metal up but also to get the scent on there. I've read that armadillos communicate by smell and you will catch more if it's scented.
In fact, there's a company that sells wooden traps on the internet and the "seasoned" ones go for $30 or so more.
Good job. Glad you got him.
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