Armadillo invasion of East TN verified by video

Apr 25, 2013 Full story: WBIR-TV Knoxville

On the rear bumper of his Ford Ranger pickup truck, biologist Erich Eichler proudly displays a sticker that states "I Brake for Armadillos." "What most people don't realize is I brake for armadillos after they are already road kill," laughed Eichler, a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.

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rick

Seymour, TN

#1 Apr 28, 2013
I don't get it
Madtown

Seymour, TN

#2 Apr 28, 2013
Good news to me, armadillos give me something new to hunt and are some funny little critters! They might root around and dig, but the tradeoff is worth it.
Noko

Kodak, TN

#3 Apr 30, 2013
Not much of a hunt to it Madtown. They aren't scared of people at all. You can actually walk up and nudge one with your foot before it would even acknowledge you being there. They'll jump up in the air and haul tail after that. They'll pretty much be like possums and just root around in everything.
You'll be in for a surprise if it hits you when it jumps. It's like getting hit in the face with a basketball or something. Don't be careless when driving and you spot one either. Those little suckers are capable of doing some damage to your vehicle cause they jump. Hitting a possum, raccoon or whatever is one thing. You're running over them. If they jump and you slam into em head on it'll mess up your front end pretty good.

Since: May 08

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#4 Apr 30, 2013
do NUTRIAs live in TN now? they are the ones you need to watch for 'cause they will make a mess of your yard in a heartbeat.
dixie

Townsend, TN

#5 May 2, 2013
They carry Leprosy. FACT

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