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Armadillos are digging up portions of our lawn. How can we stop them?
 
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Lou, armadillos like grubs. Do you have grubs in your lawn? If so, a grub killer will take care of that problem, and therefore the 'dillos.
We treat our lawn (and I use that name loosely since we have a variety of grasses and weeds in our "lawn") with a grub killer in spring, and again in fall. The grub killer also takes care of fleas.
I've been told that armadillo tastes a lot like chicken . . . .
 
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Armadillos are creatures of habit. They use the same entrance and exit from your yard making it easy to catch them in a live trap. Just set the trap about 6-8 feet from the entrance with a couple of 2x4's placed on edge in a V (funnel) shape with the small part of the V at the mouth of the trap. They can't see worth a darn and will not climb over stuff. They will follow the "funnel" right into the trap. If you catch a grown armadillo there will be one more. If you catch a young one there will be 3 more. And they don't taste like chicken. They taste like pork.
 
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Firing up the smoker. Cook them in the shell like an oyster?
 
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Firing up the smoker. Cook them in the shell like an oyster?
I found it easier to split them down the middle and remove the shell. That way none of the meat sticks to the shell. Smoke at 250F for 4 hours. After the first 2 hours wrap in tinfoil. Serve with pinto beans, potato salad and jalapeno pepper.:smuggrin:
 
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I found it easier to split them down the middle and remove the shell. That way none of the meat sticks to the shell. Smoke at 250F for 4 hours. After the first 2 hours wrap in tinfoil. Serve with pinto beans, potato salad and jalapeno pepper.:smuggrin:
And pineapple. Never forget pineapple!
 
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Y’all crack me up!
OPinapple Opossum is a thing. Best to corn feed them for a while of course. They have trashy ways. Hardshells are just like Opossum, so if you venture this way, perhaps you can at least sample some Opossum sausage. But the old ways are dying so hurry.:)
 
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And pineapple. Never forget pineapple!
Sounds good but very few pineapples fall off of the truck down here. Once in a while you'll find one but it's usually all smashed up and is covered with fireants.
 
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Y’all crack me up
Me to Big Lou! :D

I've got the same problem with Badgers but they are a protected species here. So even if they had a shell we couldn't cook them. Plus I have no idea what a Badger would taste like....chicken may be? :D
 
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No it isn't Chuck, but Badger road kill here generally makes such a mess of the animal it wouldn't be worth bothering with. So it tastes like pork - or would that be Armadillo? :D The link also states that it also compares to bear meat. Hmmm, I'll have to pass on that, they became extinct here circa 500BC.

I've just found this link....

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/badgers-protection-surveys-and-licences
 
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Having dined upon black bear, I shall gladly leave badger alone.
 
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All I can say is that when we are invited to a "pot luck" dinner at a church, or to a "cook out" at a neighbors, I make sure I recognize the meat. Many people think I am a vegetarian . . . .
Lol- you reminded me of the old primitive baptist church in Elam, Alabama. The whole congregation was senior, and the really elderly were prone to salting the food up because their taste buds were fading. Talk about some mystery food. I had casserole that was indeterminant by sight and taste.
 
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No it isn't Chuck, but Badger road kill here generally makes such a mess of the animal it wouldn't be worth bothering with. So it tastes like pork - or would that be Armadillo? :D The link also states that it also compares to bear meat. Hmmm, I'll have to pass on that, they became extinct here circa 500BC.

I've just found this link....

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/badgers-protection-surveys-and-licences
Wow! With all those rules and regs Badgers must be very tasty indeed. And just think how tasty English bears must have been to be all eaten up centuries ago. I don't think armadillos or possums can compare with badgers or bears in the taste department, otherwish there wouldn't be so many of them.
 
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When the UK government 'protects' something it tends to be very thorough. Badger setts are generally well hidden and those that know where they are tend to keep quiet about their locations. There are two setts within a short walking distance of where I live, I don't know where they are yet but I've seen badgers in my garden and have the evidence of their visits. They can be very destructive when looking for food.

I don't think I could eat a bear, they look so cute! :)
 
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When the UK government 'protects' something it tends to be very thorough. Badger setts are generally well hidden and those that know where they are tend to keep quiet about their locations. There are two setts within a short walking distance of where I live, I don't know where they are yet but I've seen badgers in my garden and have the evidence of their visits. They can be very destructive when looking for food.

I don't think I could eat a bear, they look so cute! :)
Bear is as greasy as the poorest cuts of cartlidge meat, wanky, and generally gross. Perhaps the bear I ate had eaten a leftist, but regardless, I shall not eat another.
 
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That's another good reason for not eating bear! You'll be sticking with the Armadillo then? :D
All the bears in Texas were eaten long long ago. Now we are stuck (blessed) with squirrels, possums, coons and armadillos.
 
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