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Offline Eric Krewson

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Armadillos
« on: October 06, 2019, 12:47:44 pm »
Here in NW Alabama we had an influx of armadillos starting about 15 years ago, they are everywhere here now and were a problem when I hunted southern Tn.

Just wondering how far north they have gone, they are unfazed by our sub teen temps where I live. I have seen them out rooting on a 20 degree day.

What is the northernmost location you guys have seen them?

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Re: Armadillos
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 01:54:56 pm »
My wife and I just drove back from Savannah today and saw armadillos up above Spartenburg, SC just below the the mountains. I haven't seen them up here in the mountains yet.
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Offline Josh B

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 02:58:58 pm »
We have them in Kansas.  I've never seen one north of i-70.

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Re: Armadillos
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 03:59:58 pm »
Ive seen a 9 banded armadillo here so move it up to I-80. maybe it was past? well around there.


Edit- in the lower right hand side of nebraska.
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Re: Armadillos
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 07:29:39 pm »
I caught one in the upper part of the Texas panhandle. Ed
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 05:57:57 am »
I've seen them in Abbeville, SC. never saw them there 15 years ago.
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Offline ohma2

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Re: Armadillos
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2019, 10:09:25 am »
They are on the notrh side of the mo river in centre of the state now .very destructive and very dangerous  to handle as in infectious.

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Re: Armadillos
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2019, 02:34:28 pm »
Armadillos carry leprosy.
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Re: Armadillos
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2019, 04:29:44 pm »
Armadillos carry leprosy.

I knew about that, and that keeps me from messing with them. However,  I wonder if just because they CAN, how many DO? Ticks have that meat allergy,  but I havent got it yet ( though a forum member here has got it and I hope the effects go away ).
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2019, 04:36:03 pm »
h ttps://www.cdc.gov/leprosy/transmission/index.html


This is an interesting quick read
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Offline DLH

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Re: Armadillos
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2019, 09:01:12 pm »
I swear Iíve thought I have seen them along I65 in Kentucky between bowling Green and the Cumberland parkway. I canít be for sure though since I didnít stop and check them out.

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Re: Armadillos
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2019, 09:34:00 pm »
Someone ran over an armadillo just up the road from my house. I'm only about 15 air miles south of Pat.

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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2019, 04:21:38 am »
Got lots of them here in Mid Tennessee now, just showed up the last 4 or 5 years but seems the population is growing fast. See them up side down on the road all the time.  :) Other than that haven't really seen much damage from them yet. :)
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Re: Armadillos
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2019, 05:55:38 am »
Everybody always mention the leprosy issue with 'dillos. The thing is, leprosy is not contagious. We've been catching and eating them in Florida for as long as I can remember. taste like pork.
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Re: Armadillos
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2019, 06:08:14 am »
Everybody always mention the leprosy issue with 'dillos. The thing is, leprosy is not contagious. We've been catching and eating them in Florida for as long as I can remember. taste like pork.

I've been wondering about that a little the last few years.  I heard the bit about them carrying leprosy as a boy and took it for gospel.  Eventually I realized that there were too many folks that eat them for it to be a major concern