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atlfootr
12-12-2008, 06:15 AM
My dog Chaz was barking insanely for the past hour since 5AM, here's why ...
He found this little guy behind his house :rolleyes:

Tap
12-12-2008, 07:05 AM
This is the junvenile armadillo. The adult armadillo can be found in a more flattened body structure near highways. Careful the adult armadillo may appear dead, but he is really just 'sleeping' as a way to attrack their favorite meal - buzzards.

coz
12-12-2008, 07:13 AM
Careful the adult armadillo may appear dead, but he is really just 'sleeping' as a way to attrack their favorite meal - buzzards.

Is that so? they eat buzzards?

atlfootr
12-12-2008, 07:24 AM
And I thought it was just possums that played dead :rolleyes:

JohnnyB
12-12-2008, 08:33 AM
I think of Texas and Oklahoma when I think of Armadillo's.....didn't think of them as a Florida inhabitant....

tex
12-12-2008, 08:36 AM
This is the junvenile armadillo. The adult armadillo can be found in a more flattened body structure near highways. Careful the adult armadillo may appear dead, but he is really just 'sleeping' as a way to attrack their favorite meal - buzzards.

Thanks Cliff Clavin!

atlfootr
12-12-2008, 08:43 AM
I think of Texas and Oklahoma when I think of Armadillo's.....didn't think of them as a Florida inhabitant....We have 'em here too ...

coz
12-12-2008, 08:57 AM
We have 'em here too ...
I'll take a pic' of him in jus' a sec.

How did you get that first pic on wikipedia already? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armadillo 8p

trickskier
12-12-2008, 09:13 AM
And I thought it was just possums that played dead :rolleyes:

Ah.........The correct spelling would be Opossum............Dan Quail..............8p

JohnE
12-12-2008, 09:30 AM
How did you get that first pic on wikipedia already? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armadillo 8p

I think he's a supermod over there, too.:D

wakeX2wake
12-12-2008, 09:48 AM
My dog Chaz was barking insanely for the past hour since 5AM, here's why ...
He found this little guy behind his house :rolleyes:

you got the same problem we got here in north alabama... our opossums are growing shells now too

atlfootr
12-12-2008, 02:26 PM
Reason picture's so blurry is because I was on the run attempting to snap a shot before he booked off.

atlfootr
12-12-2008, 02:29 PM
How did you get that first pic on Wikipedia already? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armadillo 8p
It was to dark to take a photo when I made this thread, so I used the one from Wikipedia.

coz
12-12-2008, 02:33 PM
I rt clicked it and saved as ..
It was to dark to take a photo when I made this thread, so I used the one from Wikipedia.

No worries I was just looking for an armadillo eating a buzzard :D

atlfootr
12-12-2008, 02:38 PM
:uglyhamme
Sorry I can't help ya there 8p But did you go back and view the pic's?

coz
12-12-2008, 02:41 PM
:uglyhamme
Sorry I can't help ya there 8p But did you go back and view the pic's?

I did, was he stuck in that hole? if so how'd you get him out? :D

RexDog1
12-12-2008, 02:42 PM
We have 'em here too ...
I'll take a pic' of him upon his release into the woods.

Well happy he has checked out for now!!! :D And no one got hurt…………:D
But it could be worse :rolleyes:

atlfootr
12-12-2008, 02:46 PM
He burrowed himself in between my fence and doghouse, digging like a banshee!
I grabbed onto the end of his tail and pulled in between his digg'n, let 'me tell ya ....
These guys can put up some resistance, it took a little time but I was able to catch him.

RexDog1
12-12-2008, 02:50 PM
Now you have a new pet? And what name can we come up with???? :D:rolleyes:

atlfootr
12-12-2008, 02:55 PM
No pet Rex, refer to post # 7
I released him this morning into a forty-six acre wildlife sanctuary near by.

flipper
12-12-2008, 02:58 PM
Now you have a new pet? And what name can we come up with???? :D:rolleyes:

army?

sheller?

bob?

I got it!!!!


dead

Kevin&Annie
12-12-2008, 03:06 PM
I think of Texas and Oklahoma when I think of Armadillo's.....didn't think of them as a Florida inhabitant....
Few years ago I was a park ranger in TN and had to go catch one that was in a lady's yard. Those things are mean!!

atlfootr
12-12-2008, 03:11 PM
I guess like any wild animal they can be, I made sure his claws and teeth were far away from any part of me.
I'm sure the little fellow was more scared than I was and probably stressed out as well.

flipper
12-12-2008, 03:53 PM
How did you catch him? Trap?

Kevin&Annie
12-12-2008, 04:01 PM
I had a pair of shoulder length gloves I used for handling our resident owl and a cat carrier. Thank goodness no one was around to watch that craziness!

-Annie-

Willski
12-14-2008, 04:04 PM
I've seen a lot of them dead in Missouri, even into southern Illinois. I was surprised they come this far north.