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#5611634 - 02/21/15 12:46 PM Armadillos
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Hi, new here.

I saw a video of a well known team of pro-shop archery hunters. They were hunting pigs, and one guy shot an armadillo.

I went to the Net to find out if those animals are of any use, and it came up positive, that they are very good eating. So the kill seemed ethical. But I also learned that they carry Hansen's Disease (leprosy), which is a skin disease that is virtually incurable and disfiguring, and humans do get it.

Can a person catch the disease by dressing and eating armadillos?

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#5611655 - 02/21/15 01:05 PM Re: Armadillos [Re: banjoboy]
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welcome you might consider sticking with banjo playing at the local holiday inn if your hungry enough to eat an armadillo
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#5611707 - 02/21/15 02:02 PM Re: Armadillos [Re: banjoboy]
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I dont know about dressing and eating them. The buzzards and the flies dont mind if they're whole.
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#5611708 - 02/21/15 02:03 PM Re: Armadillos [Re: banjoboy]
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I'm not sure. You should try possum.
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#5611742 - 02/21/15 02:29 PM Re: Armadillos [Re: banjoboy]
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I remember in the 70's just about every living room in Texas had a stuffed armadillo holding a Lone Star beer bottle. If I'm remembering correctly a few taxidermists ended up getting leprosy and eventually none would touch a dead armadillo.
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#5611754 - 02/21/15 02:40 PM Re: Armadillos [Re: banjoboy]
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I eaten them and didn't like it enough to eat another one.

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#5611831 - 02/21/15 04:37 PM Re: Armadillos [Re: banjoboy]
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First off welcome

Often referred to as "turkey on the halfshell", they were eaten by early white settlers to Texas. Don't remember any catching leprosy. What makes them valuable to medical research in leprosy is they bear their young as quadruples, all four identical.

Willie Nelson and Gary Busey ate one in "Barbarosa". food
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#5611877 - 02/21/15 05:38 PM Re: Armadillos [Re: banjoboy]
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hummmmmm, great target pratice
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#5611899 - 02/21/15 05:48 PM Re: Armadillos [Re: banjoboy]
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welcome

I would pass on eating them

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#5612010 - 02/21/15 06:59 PM Re: Armadillos [Re: banjoboy]
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#5612027 - 02/21/15 07:14 PM Re: Armadillos [Re: blackcoal]
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Originally Posted By: blackcoal
First off welcome Willie Nelson and Gary Busey ate one in "Barbarosa". food

rofl almost fell outa the tree. How ever on a hog hunt, pulled up ta sign in, still dark. Heard rustling in ditch, eased over ta see what it was & got attacted by an armadillo. flag
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#5612039 - 02/21/15 07:23 PM Re: Armadillos [Re: banjoboy]
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Bernie has an armadillo gun...


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#5612053 - 02/21/15 07:34 PM Re: Armadillos [Re: banjoboy]
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I've seen some crazy flower baskets made out of an armadillo. A guy I knew years ago would kill em, stick their tail in their mouth and then bury em in a red ant pile. He'd go back several months later and dig em up. Usually they were picked clean with just the shell remaining. He'd varnish them and make a basket out of them! Me... I just seem to have a jihad against them for digging up my yard. Never wanted to eat one...

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#5612105 - 02/21/15 08:18 PM Re: Armadillos [Re: banjoboy]
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they were eaten by early white settlers to Texas.


Not exactly. Armadillos were not reported in Texas until the late 19th century and then only in the Rio Grande Valley. It was largely after 1900 that they spread beyond the Rio Grande Valley.
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#5612149 - 02/21/15 08:48 PM Re: Armadillos [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
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they were eaten by early white settlers to Texas.


Not exactly. Armadillos were not reported in Texas until the late 19th century and then only in the Rio Grande Valley. It was largely after 1900 that they spread beyond the Rio Grande Valley.



Guess we have different sources. This reports armadillos in the Rio Grande valley before 1850 which would be before mid 19th century. Heck, I wasn't there so I don't know. I thought they were in Austin about the time of the Civil War. texas

http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/tca02
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