Again from the neighbor down the road and they again were feeding on dead armadillos. I asked MIL if there was an issue with the armored things and she said they can be a nuisance.

I wonder if they are being trapped or shot. I have not heard any detonations so either traps or suppressed fire, possibly 9mm. I may be wrong, but I don’t believe a subsonic .22LR would be enough.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

12 thoughts on “Local Critters: That is a lot of vultures.”
  1. Yah, don’t mess with the lil armored boogers… leprosy is real with them. They’re also nearsighted, so if’n yer in the back forty, you may have one bump up on you unexpectedly.

  2. Why would you use a “subsonic” .22? If you’re far enough out in the country, use full powered .22 rifle and nail them little bastards. Just one or two will tear your entire lawn up. High velocity hollowpoint work best, penetrates the shell and then shotguns the insides.

    If you’re worried about being quiet, get a lower-end crossbow and shot the bastards medieval style. I’ve gotten more than a few that way too.

  3. I can tell you that we used to hunt them in Central Florida for fun when I was a kid. In some cases, a 22lr will bounce right off of the little armored guy’s side.

  4. Some people learned not to ask questions like that, Miguel… If you didn’t hear it, you weren’t supposed to.

  5. They’re probably roadkill. Armadillos have absolutely no traffic sense and will jump straight up in the air right into your grill if you try to straddle them.

    1. No roadkills. The bodies are inside a property and for this particular photo, I counted three of the deceased.
      And it is always the same location.

  6. Seconded on the jumping, they can get windshield high at times and like Divemedic said they can sometimes tank a soft nose .22 on their shell.

    they’re cute lil things we’d try to chase em down as kids to play with em. Last time I was at Disney at one of the campgrounds they’d jump in to the pool not at all concerned with the humans. Kids would rush over to pick em up and drop em off on the other side of the fence.

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