Those pests are totally useless IMHO! They are almost blind and jump when startled. At 4 this morning on my way to work I came around a corner and there was one in the road. Before I could react the armadillo passed under my car, which startled it and cause it to jump. I didnt see any damage on the car when i got to work and didnt notice anything when I left. Once I got home, there was a foul stench coming from the car. I looked under it but didnt see anything until I put the car up on ramps. A piece of the Armadillo skin was stuck in the plastic cover for the radiator. Now that piece is completely broken. I knocked the skin out from under the car and sprayed the area the best I could with my water hose. Now I have to replace that plastic piece. At least it did its job....
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2000 Hyundai Tiburon (POS!) *SOLD*
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP *SOLD* 13.6@101
Damn, I thought you Georgians were big into barbecue! Flip it over and slap some barbecue sauce on him, he just ain't done yet. I'll swap you a 30 lb Maine porcupine for one of those, they come with their own tooth pics, too.
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lol... I think you got Georgians mixed up with those wild assed Cajuns a few states over. They will make gumbo out of just about anything!
Must have been going slow to catch him there.
I had one hop late and end up as a front of trailer ornament. Laughed whole time I was cleaning it off at the car wash.
Actually I was doing about 70 - 75 down the highway, speed limit 65. So I didnt have much time to react to him when I came around a curve and there he was. Normally I can see them and get into the other lane to avoid them, but this one caught me by surprise. I live out in the country, so they are everywhere out here. If it isnt armadillos, it is those damn opossums.
Possums suck... But armadillos are worse... A long time ago, I was driving home in my truck, and strattled an armadillo, of course it jumped, and clipped my rear axle... Not til the next day did I realize the stupid thing was stuck back there... One of the most horrifying smells I have ever smelled it was young Jedi...
2006 Brilliant Black Magnum SRT8
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Same thing happened to me only with a fox....Had red hair around the screws....
30 lb armadillo sheeh....try a 1500lb cow moose and a 500 lb calf standing on the road
You have definitely trumped me there with the cow moose and calf. I hope you and whoever was with you came out alright. what were you driving?
My nephew when he was about 4yo was traveling with his step dad from Dallas to Houston when they hit a horse and rolled the car off the road through a fence and into a stock tank landing upside down. First thing he did when everything came to a halt with him hanging upside down in the car seat was scream yeah haw can we do that again!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Favorite though is a local propane truck driver (about 65yo) had a wild turkey come through the wind shield of the truck at about 55 still alive. When Jervis got the truck stopped he was all cut up and bloody with a good layer of Turkey sh_t on him and the entire inside of the truck. The bird hopped out the hole in the wind shield left a present and proceeded on hi way.
Hemmmm Armadillo,====Possum on the half shell!
I assure you the habit of modding only gets worse! I know how people on drugs feel. I'm afraid I will start pawning sh*t if I don't get control of myself!
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All you all are forgetting that armadillos and other critters that were mentioned in this post were around before any roads crossed their natural habitat.
You/we are encroaching on their habitat, and they are just going about their business, the armadillo lost a piece of his hide, while you were speeding by your own admission on the highway crossing its natural territorial pathway. get a grip, you lose a piece of your hide and we all have to hear of the injustice of it all. Have some respect for the natural world that surrounds us and that we are a part of, not one that we own.
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