Monday, April 11, 2011

I Was In Error

Yes, a mistake was made, it wasn't an opossum digging up our yard, it was an armadillo.  Mac caught him  in the act last night and ran him off, but not before he'd put about 99 more divots in our  lawn.
Mac had the trap set up, but it's not recommended that you attempt trapping them on your own.  I looked trapping them on-line and it's not recommended because they carry rabies, but even better LEPROSY.  They say you can drive them off using smells they dislike, such as mothballs, pet fur, pet urine, cayenne pepper or pepper spray, ammonia and strong smelling soap.  To say he's unwelcome is putting it mildly.  This is just a small example of what he has done to the lawn, multiply it by about 50.

5 comments:

  1. That is scary about the armadillo! Tell Mac to be careful. I just love the pics you put up of your flowers. They make me happy! We need to make a plan for this summer.....provided gas doesn't get to five dollars a gallon as predicted. If that happens, maybe we can try Skype!!

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  2. Well, that's different to most people's garden pests! Is there a local pest control officer who could use a humane trap and then relocate it somewhere else? You certainly both need to be careful about getting too close to it.

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  3. Well, what do you know? I guess armadilloes have to live somewhere but I would never have guessed Georgia. What happens at Augusta. The golfing world could be devasted. The next terrorist threat could be lorry loads of armadilloes. Though I guess they don't move very fast.

    Hope your lawn recovers, though.

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  4. Patty, I'm wanting to go to Augusta sometime this summer so maybe we can meet up there.
    Rowan, we decided to cover the lawn in mothballs and there was no new digging so fingers crossed. Pest control will only come out for dangerous (alligator) or rabid animals.
    Fennie I wondered about armadillos at Augusta too, we use to live there, but haven't heard about them having any problems.

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  5. I have always liked the armadillos and thought they were so cute. and this one is cute, i had no idea they destroyed yards, not really familiar with them except for seeing them crossing the road. we saw one last week a few blocks from our house. most wild life is either dangerous or does damage. we have forced them from the wild into our enviroments by paving the world. hope the moth balls or something works out for you

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