Armadillos



  • I have an armadillo burrowing under one of my rental houses. Any advice on how to get him out of the hole? I really don't want to kill him in the hole...cause I want to shoot him...but I can't just sit and wait all evening for him to come out. It has been suggested to flood the hole with water. Has anyone ever tried that?



  • Works on chipmunks sometimes.

    Don't have very many armadillos in Nebraska.



  • Flooding the hole with water would probably work. It works on most animals. We don't have any armadillo's in SD either... so I have no experience with them.

    Routing your vehicle exhaust into the hole can work too. However, there's a danger that the stupid creature won't come out and will just sit down there and asphyxiate.

    If you can find a weiner dog or terrier of the right type... you can send them down the hole to drag its ass out. Some are bred for getting badgers out of holes, so an armadillo shouldn't be too big a problem. ;)



  • @orkan

    I will use my diesel exhaust...but only as a last resort because I really want to shoot this thing...and I think the exhaust will kill it in the hole...at least that is what I have found the case with groundhogs.

    I don't know that a .22 will be enough unless I get a headshot. I will probably use the .45 FNX, but am debating a .44 or .500. Only problem is that I would have to wear ears with the big bores.

    A dog would be great...but I don't have access to one.



  • You don't have a suppressor for your FNX?



  • @orkan

    I have an osprey for the fnx, but no suppressor for the .44 or 500.



  • Folks say some good repellents that might work are cayenne pepper, castor oil, vinegar and predator urine. Perhaps putting a bit of that stuff down the hole would draw the thing out?

    Good luck and let us know how it turns out!

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  • Well...I went the water route. We flooded the hole...which took quite a bit more water than I thought it would. We watched it for about an hour and a half. Every 10 minutes or so the water would surge up and back down in the hole so we are pretty sure he was in there. After about an hour the water quit moving...so we put two bags of quick crete in the top of the hole and called it a day. Hopefully he was in the hole. It would have been much more satisfying to shoot him...but he didn't show his face today.

    On a positive note we have been hearing coyotes several nights a week behind our house. If I ever take the time to learn to call them I will probably see some because they are here.



  • I've seen enough this year I'll probably get some primal rights calls and scare them all away. Haha



  • @dddoo7 said:

    On a positive note we have been hearing coyotes several nights a week behind our house. If I ever take the time to learn to call them I will probably see some because they are here.

    It's pretty easy. If you need any help, just shout.



  • Cat in a sack works pretty good also.:laughing:

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  • @mamalukino said:

    Cat in a sack works pretty good also.:laughing:

    Shhhh, don't be giving those kinds of ideas...next thing I know, one of my cats is missing :wink:

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  • @orkan said:
    "> If you can find a wiener dog or terrier of the right type... you can send them down the hole to drag its ass out. Some are bred for getting badgers out of holes, so an armadillo shouldn't be too big a problem. ;)"

    To be clear hes not saying to stick YOUR wiener in the hole. LOL :joy:


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