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 Post subject: Armadillo's out today
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:09 pm 
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Wife called me as she backed out of the garage, she spotted an armadillo in the front yard.
Closest firearm was the bed side Ruger Mark II 4 3/4" SS, so I grabbed it and walked out on the front deck.
Short story, maybe 20 yards broad side one hit then another hit, so she drove over it. Three hours later me and the dogs are sunning out back of the garage on the approach and they alert to something out be the boat. I get my Ruger 1022 and one shot 25 yards and another one DOA. Living the dream, Overloaddded

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:57 pm 
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MMMmmmmm fried diller!!!!!!! MMMmmmmm good!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:30 am 
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A couple of my Army pals were from Texas.... they both said they called 'em "speed bumps".


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:00 am 
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I've handguned several in the last couple weeks. Drew first blood with my Turnbull Bisley 45. I think the cold weather has them moving more during daylight hours. They sure create pasture hazards for the horses.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:39 pm 
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Also called "possum on the half-shell" by some Texans...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:57 pm 
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Those pests have unfortunately invaded up from the south in the last decade and I see one about once per year in my yard in southwest MO. They are quite destructive as they dig and root through the ground. I usually use a shotgun to shoot pests and a goose load of T steel shot works well for them. I have never been impressed with the killing power of a .22. I can hit them just fine with my 10/22 but it generally takes several shots to knock something over and have it stay down. I did recently get a .44 SRH and I betcha a 200 grain XTP at about 1600 fps would work MUCH better. I suppose I could whack one with a 125 grain bullet at 3300 fps out of my '06, but that may be a little overkill, and a giant mess to have to clean up. Turning one into pulp with a shotgun is bad enough, let alone exploding one with an '06 varmint bullet.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:21 am 
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On my farm no mess to clean up. If it is dead, the vultures clean it up in 24 hours. Very efficient!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:04 am 
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I've also used my LC9S, one shot at 15 yards, DOA. Shot placement is the key to tits up and the dying quivers. Living the dream, Overloadded

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:40 pm 
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wwb wrote:
A couple of my Army pals were from Texas.... they both said they called 'em "speed bumps".



Good call!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:45 pm 
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Don't cook 'em, they carry Leprosy!
Google it!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:02 pm 
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The "un-armored" possums are out here the last few days.
When I went out this morning my "night dog" was raising heck in the barn lot. He had a possum about 1/2 his size circled up in the middle of the corral. One "PFFT" and Mr P went to P heaven. Filthy buggers mess in everything they can reach.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:43 pm 
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SR1911SHOOTER wrote:
Don't cook 'em, they carry Leprosy!
Google it!
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Blackie, cooking them kills the leprosy bacteria. I know nurses that used to go out, hunt them to cook and eat as kids. When I knew them they were healthy adults.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:55 am 
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Lucky me, I guess I've never been that hungry.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:00 pm 
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contender wrote:
MMMmmmmm fried diller!!!!!!! MMMmmmmm good!



Contender,
Remember, Dillies carry Leprosy!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:35 am 
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Chickens carry the dread Salmonella!
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