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Old 04-25-2013, 05:19 AM
Location: North of South, South of North
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I have been battling, and losing to, an armadillo which has been digging borrows under my pool patio. I have tried everything, but nothing works. He also digs his way back in. So. My questions are.....is it legal to kill them here and where can I find burrow smoke bombs.

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Old 04-25-2013, 05:33 AM
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Typical.....someone moves to Florida then wants to KILL or remove the local Wildlife. I'll bet you also want your favorite restaurant here, as WE don't make pizza, cheese steak, Chinese, etc. as good as they did Back Home! The Armadillo was here FIRST! Live with it...it is just part of "the Beauty and Paradise that is Tampa Bay"
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:05 AM
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Have you had your garbage messed with by Racoons yet? now THAT'S fun!

Why would you want to kill wildlife? its not his fault you moved there...(or that the builder put those homes there).
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:11 AM
Location: Tampa, FL
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Please, you people are unbelievable. There's no reason to allow wild animals to rule where and how you live. You're on the top of the food chain.

There's a website about this stuff - our area has had to get rid of wild hogs on several occasions (digging up people's lawns). I'm sure there's a business in the area that can handle eradicating it for you.


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Old 04-25-2013, 06:12 AM
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It irritates me NO END when people move here from other places and want to destroy our wildlife and vegetation and who knows what else.

NO you can't kill it! Live with it!
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:24 AM
Location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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You guys are out of control. So if termites invade a home your supposed to let it crumble before you.

This person bought a home who's yard is getting destroyed by an animal. Maybe there are other steps one should employ like trying to trap (or hire someone to trap) it and move it to another location but get a grip with the finger pointing and the "YOU PEOPLE". lol!

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Old 04-25-2013, 06:37 AM
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Pretty harsh responses. OP, from what I have read here, loves his life in Florida. With one slight problem, maybe- an armadillo tearing up his yard. I have no advice, but just had to comment on the incredibly ridiculous responses he received. (Except for the helpful ones.) Unreal. Apparently because we were not born and raised here we have abosulutely no say in anything, or no rights to make any type of complaint.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:37 AM
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Good thing you didn't find a Tocobaga living in your garage.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:09 AM
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What's a "Tocobaga"? or what are you referring to? this is what came out of Wiki: Tocobaga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ok, Ok....I don't like the killing part...sorry.

I am sure Home Depot has plenty of resources to redirect them or whatever.

We had moles digging up our yard in Miami... nothing removed them, but I remember it was seasonal and not year round.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:25 AM
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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Here's your solution:

Havahart Medium Steel Animal Trap

Catch, transport, and release. Everybody wins.
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