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Old 06-14-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Englewood, FL
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Ok then, how about we send the armadillos we find digging in our yard ( including hole up to around 2 feet deep by our well equipment, under bushes, and next to the house) over to you so they can do the same for you?
I have them here too; every night they come out and dig tiny little holes in my yard. I also have four gopher tortoise burrows, tons of birds, raccoons, bobcats, and even coyotes. I think people need to learn to embrace, not fight, nature.

If they are digging huge holes, they are looking for safe shelter. You can easily provide a more appropriate shelter for wildlife away from your home by creating a 10' buffer of natural trees and plants along your property line.
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:58 PM
 
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Please revive this thread in a few months and tell us how thats working.
I've been here three years and so have the Dillos and the raccoons and bobcats and all the other critters. So after three years it has worked out just fine thank you. I'm not anal about a little hole in the yard here and there.
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Old 06-14-2014, 03:30 PM
 
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I don't mind the armadillos one bit. Actually, I even like the snakes. Saw 2 or 3 snakes on my property within the past week.

How can you tell that those 2 in the photo are young? Is it the pinkish color?
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Old 06-14-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I have them here too; every night they come out and dig tiny little holes in my yard. I also have four gopher tortoise burrows, tons of birds, raccoons, bobcats, and even coyotes. I think people need to learn to embrace, not fight, nature.

If they are digging huge holes, they are looking for safe shelter. You can easily provide a more appropriate shelter for wildlife away from your home by creating a 10' buffer of natural trees and plants along your property line.

Well, a significant portion of our one acre property ( approximately 80 feet wide, 120 feet long) adjacent to the sodded portion where the house is, is made up entirely of natural trees and plants, not developed, so there is a virtual oasis for any self-respecting armadillo to find safe shelter should he so choose. And not just our property-across the street, next to our next door neighbors, in fact there are a lot more undeveloped areas in this neck of the woods than developed, so in fact there should be enough "safe shelter" for all the armadillos in Florida right here if they choose to come. If that's indeed what they prefer, there's no reason for them to ever look at developed, sodded yards, at least here.

Maybe we should just guide those armadillos who've lost their way gently to those areas when we see them, or perhaps give them little eyeglasses to improve their poor vision so they can find their own way to those lots with the plentiful native trees and plants....
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Old 06-14-2014, 03:43 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I've been here three years and so have the Dillos and the raccoons and bobcats and all the other critters. So after three years it has worked out just fine thank you. I'm not anal about a little hole in the yard here and there.
They start digging up your plants and well under your bushes, and next to your house foundation- holes several feet deep, you may change your mind.
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:30 PM
 
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I don't mind the armadillos one bit. Actually, I even like the snakes. Saw 2 or 3 snakes on my property within the past week.

How can you tell that those 2 in the photo are young? Is it the pinkish color?
I assume they are young as they were small compared to the other I have seen. There were actually three but the one was camera shy.
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:33 PM
 
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They start digging up your plants and well under your bushes, and next to your house foundation- holes several feet deep, you may change your mind.
I imagine you are correct, I may be concerned if that happened but like traeelassie we have woods all around us so they probably prefer to live there.
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