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Posted: 4/9/2006 4:31:45 PM EDT
Well this started last Sunday, it's been really dry here and when I water the lawn, it attracts the Panzer Possums and they root it up like wild hogs and that's no b/s. You'd think you get one in the very place that's all rooted up and that's the end of it. Wrong, their are legions of them, for everyone that falls, another fills it's place.

Sunday 4-3, war is declared. Weapon of choice 10/22 Pocket Rifle, target location, the front yard. Distance 40 feet. Single shot.




Tuesday 4-4, around midnight. Back yard. Weapon, Glock 19, Win 127gr XST, distance 50 feet.



Friday 4-6, 2:39 AM. Back yard. Weapon, Glock 19, Win 127gr XST, distance 60 feet.





Saturday after midnight, south yard area. Weapon 77/22 Vidar, Burris scope, distance 120 feet. Rear hip shot that traversed thru the carcase towards the front. No exit .



This is an odd behavior, another dillo came along and either tried to rouse the dead one (from the previous photo) or who knows, seen the behavior before. The hole that the dillo dug around the dead one is deep enough to bury it in and the size that a german shepard or similar dog would dig to lay in. It's a big hole! That still living dillo left it's share of pineapple size holes around the yard afterwards, I'll be patrolling for it tonite.




The weeks carnage.



My boys getting it cleaned up. Fear not tree huggers and pity partiers, they don't go to waste.





Parting Shot



Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:35:07 PM EDT
So, how do they taste?
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:35:36 PM EDT
Uhh, thems aint possums
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:36:00 PM EDT
we've started getting dillos around here. i had to dispatch a rabid armidillo not too long ago at a distance of 5 or 6 feet. 4 CCI stingers did the trick - and splattered me with dillo blood



oh, and in before a hippy troll calls you a "poaching sack of shit"...

Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:37:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Uhh, thems aint possums



Duh!!!!! They are 9 banded armadillos. We refer to them a Panzer Possums due to the hard shell. Like little possum sized tanks. Geesh.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:38:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CS223:
Well this started last Sunday, it's been really dry here and when I water the lawn, it attracts the Panzer Possums and they root it up like wild hogs and that's no b/s. You'd think you get one in the very place that's all rooted up and that's the end of it. Wrong, their are legions of them, for everyone that falls, another fills it's place.

Sunday 4-3, war is declared. Weapon of choice 10/22 Pocket Rifle, target location, the front yard. Distance 40 feet. Single shot.

www.outdoorsunlimited.net/~chucksmy/Pictures/d1.jpg


Tuesday 4-4, around midnight. Back yard. Weapon, Glock 19, Win 127gr XST, distance 50 feet.

www.outdoorsunlimited.net/~chucksmy/Pictures/d7.jpg

Friday 4-6, 2:39 AM. Back yard. Weapon, Glock 19, Win 127gr XST, distance 60 feet.

www.outdoorsunlimited.net/~chucksmy/Pictures/d5.jpg

www.outdoorsunlimited.net/~chucksmy/Pictures/d6.jpg

Saturday after midnight, south yard area. Weapon 77/22 Vidar, Burris scope, distance 120 feet. Rear hip shot that traversed thru the carcase towards the front. No exit .

www.outdoorsunlimited.net/~chucksmy/Pictures/d11.jpg

This is an odd behavior, another dillo came along and either tried to rouse the dead one (from the previous photo) or who knows, seen the behavior before. The hole that the dillo dug around the dead one is deep enough to bury it in and the size that a german shepard or similar dog would dig to lay in. It's a big hole! That still living dillo left it's share of pineapple size holes around the yard afterwards, I'll be patrolling for it tonite.

www.outdoorsunlimited.net/~chucksmy/Pictures/d13.jpg


The weeks carnage.

www.outdoorsunlimited.net/~chucksmy/Pictures/d9.jpg

My boys getting it cleaned up. Fear not tree huggers and pity partiers, they don't go to waste.

www.outdoorsunlimited.net/~chucksmy/Pictures/d4.jpg



Parting Shot

www.outdoorsunlimited.net/~chucksmy/Pictures/d3.jpg




Thats what you call a "lawn" in Florida? How sad.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:38:37 PM EDT
Wish I had enough room to get away with shooting them. I've been testing some of those powderless .22s because I won't get away with anything else.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:39:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chips:
oh, and in before a hippy troll calls you a "poaching sack of shit"...



I have a permit from FWC to hunt them year around 24 hours a day using artificial light.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:39:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Uhh, thems aint possums



Possum on the half shell.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:41:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CS223:

Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Uhh, thems aint possums



Duh!!!!! They are 9 banded armadillos. We refer to them a Panzer Possums due to the hard shell. Like little possum sized tanks. Geesh.



Sorry, I don't hang with your 'We refer to them a Panzer Possums' crowd to know your local slang.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:43:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Uhh, thems aint possums



Possum on the half shell.



My, you must be quite the connoisseur!
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:47:22 PM EDT
this has been quite the critter killing weekend on arfcom. you and your dillos, someone else killed a coon with a 45, and i just read about a woodchuck getting it too. i'm jealous
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:42:40 PM EDT
Just why did you shoot them, I thought that dillos are protected.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:53:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:54:58 PM EDT
I can't wait to get to my new house where I have room to shoot stuff like that. Right now I'm in the middle of a neighborhood and can't shoot crap. Getting a can for the 10/22 could be tons of good times for all!!
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:00:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By g3shooter:
Just why did you shoot them, I thought that dillos are protected.





WTF "protected" Hell, they're vermin.


Leprosy is a bad thing.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:02:17 PM EDT
That must have been armor piercing bullets
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:03:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By g3shooter:
Just why did you shoot them, I thought that dillos are protected.





WTF "protected" Hell, they're vermin.


Leprosy is a bad thing.



A lot of humans may be too...
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:13:10 PM EDT
Should dissect the one that it didn't exit from and recover the bullet
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:15:11 PM EDT
OK I just have to ask what kind of 22LR was it? not rifle but brand/bullet. I have seen some 22LR have trouble with coon but an up-armored opossum is different.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:16:33 PM EDT
Ah man those things are cute!! Poor little guy's...
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:21:45 PM EDT
Kick ass, take names! Hell, I was happy enough whacking Granpappy today. Great name BTW, panzer possums, love it.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:05:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL-01:
OK I just have to ask what kind of 22LR was it? not rifle but brand/bullet. I have seen some 22LR have trouble with coon but an up-armored opossum is different.

their "armor" does nothing for 22lr.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:08:47 AM EDT
Panzer Possums - that's new nomenclature to me. I find it funny as hell.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:13:32 AM EDT
LOL Sweet!

I'm learning new lingo too...

Up armored possums/Panzer Possums, awesome.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:24:40 AM EDT
we call dillos 'Texas speed bumps' or 'Texas mile markers'

What did you shoot them with?
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:41:15 AM EDT
Buzzards gotta eat, same as the worm.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 10:06:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Ah man those things are cute!! Poor little guy's...



That's exactly what I think every time I shoot one , except without the superfluous apostrophe.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 10:13:06 AM EDT
YA BABY! That's what I'm talkin' about!

Oh, and +1 on the new lingo. "Up armored possum"
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 10:15:58 AM EDT
Good carnage!

Someone needs to send this to PETA!
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 11:14:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL-01:
OK I just have to ask what kind of 22LR was it? not rifle but brand/bullet. I have seen some 22LR have trouble with coon but an up-armored opossum is different.



The first one was shot with 40gr RN CCI Blazer, cheap ammo that stays subsonic. It had a substancial exit wound taking some entrails with it.

The last one was shot with Winchester SuperX 36gr HP, it remains sub-sonic in the ported Vidar and stayed in the dillo.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 11:22:07 AM EDT
LMAO, never heard of them reffered to as "Panzer Possums!"
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 12:37:27 PM EDT
You'd think that after a while word would get around in the 'dillo community that yours is NOT the yard to hang out in.


Link Posted: 4/10/2006 1:12:35 PM EDT
I have a few pics from a Dilla slaying weekend we did a few years ago, got a really cool pic of my posing on top of a hill where I sniped one at 400+ yds with the 22-250.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:08:28 PM EDT
Eww...
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:12:36 PM EDT
When I read 'dillo


I see 'dildo, without fail, every time.


When I saw "splattered with dildo blood" I was confused.
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