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Old 06-01-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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Transmission of Hansen's disease from armadillo to humans is very rare. They have been here in Louisiana for quite a while. By the way, they jump up in the air when startled - just about fender high. They make oppossums look smart.

From Cajun Cooking Recipes:

BAKED OR BARBECUED ARMADILLO RECIPE
2 lbs. armadillo meat
1 stick oleo or butter
Lemon juice
Dash onion salt
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Lemon pepper to taste

Season with salt, pepper, lemon pepper, lemon juice, and rub with butter. Wrap in foil and bake at 325 degrees F. for approximately 45 minutes. Remove foil, add more butter and brown. For barbecued armadillo, baste with barbecue sauce over grill after removing foil.
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Wow countrySue, do you really eat armadillos?? Do they taste just like chicken??


What movie was it that a lady made an armadillo cake for the groom's cake? Inside was red velvet cake and outside was grayish-brown frosting...shaped like an armadillo..... Looked horrific when it was cut...lol.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:46 AM
 
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I noticed some on the side of 840 south bound a few weeks ago
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Apparently their cousins, the 'possums, taught them their road safety skills.
Armadillos come pre-selected by nature to become roadkill. They'd be better off if they took some tips from their possum cousins. Armadillos have a goofy habit of jumping straight up in the air as a vehicle approaches, thus assuring a direct hit even in many instances when the vehicle would have passed right over them.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:54 PM
 
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Default Armadillo as food

In Arkansas, they are called 'Hoover hogs'. Considered poor folk food. THEY DO NOT TASTE LIKE PORK, they taste like armadillos. I found that all wild critters have a stronger taste than domestic.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: The other side of the Cumberland Plateau
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Wow countrySue, do you really eat armadillos?? Do they taste just like chicken??


What movie was it that a lady made an armadillo cake for the groom's cake? Inside was red velvet cake and outside was grayish-brown frosting...shaped like an armadillo..... Looked horrific when it was cut...lol.
"Steel Magnolias".

Wheezie wacked off the tail and served it up to Julia Roberts' father at the wedding reception.

When living in Texas, I saw a lot of armadillo roadkill....never saw one standing upright on all fours. This might be interesting to see...if'n they ever get to this part of TN.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Ocala National Forest
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If the armadillos and the fire ants have made it, the gopher turtles can't be far behind!!
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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Default Armidillos are a coming

I live North of Pulaski. They've been here for a couple of Years-haven't been a problem so far though I have seen where they dug up several areas in the woods. They might be a bother to people with gardens.
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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If the armadillos and the fire ants have made it, the gopher turtles can't be far behind!!
Gopher turtles??!! Whaaaa??
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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"Steel Magnolias".

Wheezie wacked off the tail and served it up to Julia Roberts' father at the wedding reception.

When living in Texas, I saw a lot of armadillo roadkill....never saw one standing upright on all fours. This might be interesting to see...if'n they ever get to this part of TN.
That's it!! thanks, Liondandy. I knew it was a movie that i like a lot.

I've heard them referred to as 'possum on the half-shell' lol.
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