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The wife let the dogs out last night about 8:30, and came back in saying there was an armadillo in the yard. I didn't know how much time I had to get a proper firearm out of the safe, as the dogs chase them, so I pulled my .380 with laser out of the pocket, and Started the hunt... ::)
He had burrowed into some leaves around a flower pot to hide. With my wife holding the spotlight I booted him out of there, and across the yard he went. BAMM!, missed.(curses from me, laughs from my wife) BAMM!(more and worse curses from me, and hysterical laughter from my wife) Bamm! A HIT! ;D ;D
He made it across the fence, but was slowed down enough I was able to get up there and administer the coupe D' Gras ;D ;D My first kill since my back went out ;D
Here he is in the weeds. I'll have to get him packed out of there before the dogs find him. Any body want some wild game meat?
 

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I was just talking to a buddy the other day about shooting an armored Opossum! Didn't plan on doing it with my P3AT though :-? Looks like it did a nice job on that one! What loads are you shooting?
 

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Not trying to sound like a prude or anything just want to understand. Why exactly did you shoot it? Are they harmful or dangerous or something? We have them here but I've never heard of anybody just shooting one for the hell of it.
 

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Armadillo In Mustard Sauce:

1 1/4 cups dry white wine
1/2 cup oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed (optional)
1/4 cup butter
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. rosemary
1 med. onion, sliced thin
1 armadillo, cleaned and cut into serving pieces
1 1/4 cups light cream
1 tbsp. brown mustard (e.g. Gulden's) or Poupon Dijon
1 tbsp. cornstarch


Mix all ingredients of marinade and add armadillo. Marinate about 8 hrs., turning meat occasionally. Remove armadillo and reserve marinade.

Melt butter in deep skillet and brown armadillo pieces. Pour in marinade and bring to a boil. Stir in seasoning, cover and simmer until tender (about 1 - 1 1/4 hours.) Remove skillet from the fire and place armadillo pieces on a warmed platter.

Mix mustard and cornstarch, then mix in cream. Return skillet to low heat and stir in this mixture a little at a time. Stir sauce until hot, but not boiling, and thickened. Pour sauce over armadillo. Serve with steamed rice.
http://www.xrecipes.com/g49.htm

Armadillo Stew - Video
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Enjoy, bon appetit.
 

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jbabbler said:
Not trying to sound like a prude or anything just want to understand. Why exactly did you shoot it? Are they harmful or dangerous or something? We have them here but I've never heard of anybody just shooting one for the hell of it.
They'll tear up a yard, they can possibly carry rabies, rip flowers out, forget a vegetable garden. They are looking for worms and they have vicious claws to dig with, and defend with. So yeah, I don't want them around a residential area, especially with children and pets. Of course, in a heavily populated area like I live in, even a .22 would probably bring a visit from one of Sheriff Shoar's buddies. That still leaves 10 pumps in the Crossman pellet rifle.
 

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Several weeks ago we had an armadillo digging thru the flower beds in my neighborhood. He dug big holes in some of the yards. Lately there have been skunks coming up and eating my outside cats' food. I pulled out the Ruger Hunter and capped him since they carry rabies. After I shot him he sprayed the area and stunk up the place.  :-[ I've seen a possum once or twice, and if he comes back again he's going to get a lead shower as well.
 

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These Mexican immigrants are now spread widely across the U.S. In my home state of Alabama they are public enemy number one for deer hunters. They tear up green fields and make so much noise that they spook deer and frustrate hunters. I know plenty of folks that kill all of them they find. I have never personally killed one but I've cursed a few of them for making me think the biggest deer in the woods was coming to see me. ;D

I must admit that I've never thought about eating one before. I've eaten a lot of things but I'm not sure I would find armored opossum very appetizing. I would be willing to at least try it if someone else did the gutting, cleaning, and cooking though.

I honestly have no idea if they can even be found this far north in the KCMO are.
 

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AFAIK we have always had armadillos in Florida. They are often seen run-over on the roads here. Possums and raccoons seem to be in decline. I've seen only two run-over red foxes over the years. Years ago I even let a raccoon in the house, he or she was obviously a former pet as it was even toilet trained, perched on the rim of the bowl to do its business. Ended up having to "encourage" it to leave with a long barbecue fork after it started to rip up the furniture.
 

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billjohnso20 said:
These Mexican immigrants are now spread widely across the U.S. In my home state of Alabama they are public enemy number one for deer hunters. They tear up green fields and make so much noise that they spook deer and frustrate hunters. I know plenty of folks that kill all of them they find. I have never personally killed one but I've cursed a few of them for making me think the biggest deer in the woods was coming to see me.  ;D

I must admit that I've never thought about eating one before. I've eaten a lot of things but I'm not sure I would find armored opossum very appetizing. I would be willing to at least try it if someone else did the gutting, cleaning, and cooking though.

I honestly have no idea if they can even be found this far north in the KCMO are.
Sure hope this post is 'tongue in cheek'. Because I don't think they taste very good. That too is tongue in cheek.

But on the other hand, armadillo is good eating.
 
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