Where Should I Relocate A Trapped Armadillo?
If you are dealing with an armadillo that is causing a problem, then there are several factors to consider when you are trying to find a suitable place to relocate the creature. Cage trapping is the most effective way of dealing with an armadillo infestation, and the additional benefit of working in this way is that it is also a very good way of transporting the creature once you have captured it. If you are trapping in mid to late summer, it is also worth checking the den to make sure there are no baby armadillos in there that should be relocated at the same time. Here are a few things to consider when looking for a relocation spot.
What Habitat Is Best For The Armadillo?
Armadillos are at their best in warm and wet conditions, but in the wild they will usually be found in areas that has a reasonable amount of ground cover. This means that if you do have access to an area such as woodland or forest, or even prairie with its long grass, this should be among the places that you consider as a potential relocation spot.
Finding A Location Where The Animal Will Not Be A Nuisance
Another factor to consider is that an armadillo can be a real pest to the home owner, as it is likely to have been around your property, which is probably why you trapped the animal in the first place. Ideally, you will be looking for a relocation spot that is well away from any other homes or commercial premises, otherwise they are likely to be a problem for someone else.
Distance From Your Property
The best solution is one that takes the armadillo out of range to be able to walk back to your property, its home habitat, and this means you should drive it a fair distance. Different experts will have differing recommendations, but between ten and twenty miles away should be enough to stop it from returning.
Transporting A Trapped Armadillo
The best way to transport an armadillo that has been trapped is in the back of a flatbed truck, as you don't really want to confine the smell of an armadillo inside your vehicle. It is also worth putting a thick old blanket around the cage itself, as this will help to reduce the chances of being bitten, scratched, urinated on or defecated on by the armadillo.
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