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  1. #1
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    I HATE Armadillos!!

    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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    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!

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    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.

    MrRichter (Thumper)

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagCrzyRT View Post
    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.

    Yeah nothing but a skunk stinks worse than having some joker put a dead possum under the spare tire laying in the bed of your pickup during a hot Texas summer.

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    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...
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    Same thing happened to me only with a fox....Had red hair around the screws....

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    30 lb armadillo sheeh....try a 1500lb cow moose and a 500 lb calf standing on the road

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    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?

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    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.

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    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!

    GONE

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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.

    Michael
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    Buzz kill...

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