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Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:50 pm

Serves him right:
A guy in Texas sees an armadillo shuffling across his lawn and fires three round from a handgun at it. Only problem: at least one round bounces back from the armadillo's skin and hits the wannabe gun slinger right into his gop. The armadillo continued on it's way.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...riggerhappy-Texan-in-hospital.html

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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:30 pm

Good for the idiot, but what is a gop?
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:34 pm

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 1):
Good for the idiot, but what is a gop?

His pie-hole, the reason why he needs a dentist now. He might find an equally trigger happy one in need of work now.

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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:58 pm

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 2):

I am just trying to figure what type of welding rod to use to weld an Armadillo to a rock. 

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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:01 am

Ricky Gervais summed it up when he tweeted 'Karmadillo!' about this story.
 
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:00 am

You mean gob not gop.
 
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:01 am

Someone needs to give that Armadillo a high five! Survival of the fittest, man!
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:04 pm

So it's true even for Texans - don't mess with Texas (armadillos).
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:48 pm

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 5):
You mean gob not gop.

Time to remember (a) Jan is German (b) In the German language b at the end of the word is pronounced as a p.

The semi-interesting bit in the article is this:

"In April a man in Georgia claimed he had accidentally shot his mother-in-law when a 9mm round intended for an armadillo ricocheted off and struck her. " If she died, would this be construed as murder or manslaughter as he did intend on killing something?
 
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:15 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 8):
"In April a man in Georgia claimed he had accidentally shot his mother-in-law when a 9mm round intended for an armadillo ricocheted off and struck her. " If she died, would this be construed as murder or manslaughter as he did intend on killing something?


He would be responsible for her death and charged with manslaughter but would likely be acquitted. Just a freak accident.
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:03 pm

It's probably a good idea to use a round more powerful than a .22 short on an armadillo. Still I can't see a reason to shoot one. They carry leprosy, so it's better just to leave them alone.

[Edited 2015-08-02 15:32:56]
 
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:46 pm

Quoting flyingclrs727 (Reply 10):

It's probably a good idea to use a round more powerful than a .22 short on an armadillo. Still I can't see a reason to shoot one. They carry leprosy, so it's better just to leave them alone.

[Edited 2015-08-02 15:32:56]


It was probably tearing up his land. I for one am not too fond of cleaning after rodents digging up my grass.

But I digress, if he HAD to shoot it, he should've used a rifle.
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:38 pm

Quoting flyingclrs727 (Reply 10):
Still I can't see a reason to shoot one.

I've never heard of them being a nuisance or causing real damage. The feral hogs, on the other hand, get the full Vietnam treatment from Texans.
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:43 pm

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 12):
The feral hogs, on the other hand, get the full Vietnam treatment from Texans.

A serious but potentially very silly question..I had someone tell me that escaped pet or farm pigs will revert back to feral status in the wild and grow both hair and tusks in a relatively short period of time. I told the guy to try his luck elsewhere. Fact or fiction?
 
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:10 pm

I can't blame him for shooting the armadillo. They are cool looking animals, but tend to be nuisances. At my house, we have the same problem, but being from the north, the nuisance animals are groundhogs. Luckily I don't have to worry about the bullet deflecting when I shoot a groundhog!
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:08 am

Quoting flyingclrs727 (Reply 10):
It's probably a good idea to use a round more powerful than a .22 short on an armadillo. Still I can't see a reason to shoot one. They carry leprosy, so it's better just to leave them alone.

Why not call in an air strike ?



Trust a gun nut to chime in.



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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:43 am

Quoting adipasquale (Reply 14):
I can't blame him for shooting the armadillo. They are cool looking animals, but tend to be nuisances. At my house, we have the same problem, but being from the north, the nuisance animals are groundhogs. Luckily I don't have to worry about the bullet deflecting when I shoot a groundhog!

We've not yet resorted to shooting groundhogs, but we have tried almost everything else. Their tunnels are a big hazard.
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:39 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 8):
If she died, would this be construed as murder or manslaughter as he did intend on killing something?

Negligent homicide? Depends if he knew (or could have known) that bullets can ricochet off hard critters like armadillos. Bullets bouncing off alligators are not unheard of too.

Quoting flyingclrs727 (Reply 10):
They carry leprosy, so it's better just to leave them alone.

Yes, that's legitimately fascinating. I don't know why but we humans and armadillos are the only beings that can be infected with leprosy.


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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:44 pm

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 16):
Their tunnels are a big hazard.

  

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 16):
We've not yet resorted to shooting groundhogs, but we have tried almost everything else.

I live in the country, so shooting them with a .22 is the best way to get rid of them. If you live in a more populated area where shooting them is either unsafe or the neighbors would be concerned about the sound of gunshots, trapping the groundhogs might be the better option.
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:09 pm

Quoting wingman (Reply 13):

It is true, to a point. The individual beast will become feral quickly but will not grow tusks or the hair associated with the wild pig. Within a few generations though, all descendants will have.

My sister did an estimate on her property and figured she has 50 feral pigs, and a few dozen armadillo. The pigs she regretfully has hunted from time to time.
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:41 am

Quoting Max Q (Reply 15):
Why not call in an air strike ?

Good idea!
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:19 am

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 20):

Good idea!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFdCPbcItuM

Would be a big no-no in many countries, as hunters have to make sure each pig is really dead, and not suffering for hours to come. Sure, this takes the fun out of hunting...


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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:55 am

Quoting Max Q (Reply 15):
Why not call in an air strike ?



Trust a gun nut to chime in.

I am not a gun nut but I have been to the firing range with my gun nut son. A .22 sounds like a stapler when it is fired, so it doesn't take a gun nut to know this.

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 16):
We've not yet resorted to shooting groundhogs, but we have tried almost everything else. Their tunnels are a big hazard.

The tunnels are a big hazard and youth soccer referees have stopped games to have the home team fill the holes. Some parents have volunteered to shoot the groundhogs, hopefully after all the games are over.
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RE: Armadillo 1 Texas Gun Slinger 0

Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:46 pm

Reminds me of the time I lived in Texas. My Doberman was the terror of the wildlife in my backyard. She would chase everything off. One day, while I was sipping a cool drink on my patio, I watched her harass an armadillo that paid no attention to her at all. Finally, the dog cornered the armadillo against a fence. The armadillo turned, took a swipe at the dog, with what looked like 3 inch sabers, and opened a gash on the dog's snout that ran from the base of her eye (just missed it) and her nose. The armadillo just wandered off and the dog never went after another one.

Quoting IAHflyer97 (Reply 9):
He would be responsible for her death and charged with manslaughter but would likely be acquitted. Just a freak accident.

Negligent homicide, maybe, assuming GA has such a statute. Maybe even no charge. Really, it would be up to the prosecutor.

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 16):
We've not yet resorted to shooting groundhogs, but we have tried almost everything else. Their tunnels are a big hazard.

I have freaking tried everything but shooting the things. We have been doing our darnedest to repel them from our property, but that has not worked. Between the groundhogs and the moles, my yard looks like a bombing range. This weekend, we resorted to lethal chemical warfare. I identified active runs and dropped rodent smoke bombs into the runs. I've also laid out a couple of live traps (which were empty this AM, maybe the bombs killed them).
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