Armadillos Carry Leprosy

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by GrandpaDave, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. GrandpaDave

    GrandpaDave Monkey++

    My shortest post ever...
    Armadillos Carry Leprosy...
    I dont know about the rest of ya all but in a survival mode that is more than enough to keep them off my menu
  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I heard that they were called "possum on the half-shell".

    That's enough to keep them off my menu! ;)
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  3. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    I've never seen a live armadillo, just their flattened carcasses next to the highway.
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  4. GrandpaDave

    GrandpaDave Monkey++

    we got em here in SE Kansas... bigger than an addult cat... they will dig up your garden looking for worms to eat... their not mean but watch them claws...
  5. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    it's true but

    I have no doubt that it is true that wild armadillos in several states carry leprosy, and can transmit it to humans. It has been speculated about for years. The following links from so called respectable sources seem to confirm it. But, keep in mind that all these sources also probable support Global Warming as an undeniable truth. Do you?

    Armadillos Likely Transmitting Leprosy to Humans in Southern U.S.: Scientific American
    Armadillos linked to leprosy in humans -
    Yes, You Can Get Leprosy From an Armadillo - ScienceNOW
    However, It is my assumption that it is quite possible that one of our stellar drug companies searching for a way to make millions might have not only infected armadillos with leprosy in an labratory setting, but also somehow released into the wild infected specimens rather than safely destroy and incinerate them. The following link would make one wonder.
    HHMI's BioInteractive - Armadillos and leprosy
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  6. GrandpaDave

    GrandpaDave Monkey++

    I'm no expert but from I know leprosy is more common than we know... cured by heavy doses of antibiotics... seems to me a drug company would love that thus leave the little wee beasties alone
  7. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Why did the chicken cross the road? To prove to the armidillo it could be done...

    Don't see many up here in NC.... not that i'm complaining.. had a raccoon with Rabies around 60 miles from the homestead...
  8. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    we should catch them and send them to a Leper Colony. I here that there is a big colony in Washington DC.
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  9. Smitty

    Smitty Monkey+

    Seeing more and more of them here in SC. Ugly little critters. They do carry leprosy and has been known by the country folk for awhile. They seem to be following the fire ants north.

  10. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Country Road Speed Bumps......
  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Never shoot one with an arrow...Chance's are you won't get it back..and..
    If you do it will be bent or broken...
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  12. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Dead 'dillas are dog food SHTF. Coyotes have to eat too.
  13. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    They are very tasty. About as smart as a possum so their not real hard to find. As the leporsy from what I have heard you will see white spots on them and cooking will kill it. If I saw 1 with white spots on it I'd bury it, but I've never seen one.

  14. Wolfgang2000

    Wolfgang2000 Monkey++

    as far as I'm concerned, armadillos and opossums are free fire targets.
  15. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    In the past I have eaten these little footballs as well. I won't mess with them in the furure. You might want to read the articles I linked. I was trying to debunk the leprosy/armadillo connection. Couldn't do it. jmho
  16. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    I don't see a conspiracy here....just a function of a great many folds for bugs to grow. Most turtles have salmonella...same reason. A flea...sort of like a teeny-tiny armadillo carries bubonic plague. Ticks carry typhus and lyme....just how things are.
  17. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

  18. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    I wasn't thinking along the lines of a conspiracy. More along the lines of ignorance, incompetence, stupidity and greed. Sorta like mortuary/cremetoriums failing to do what they were paid for and just dumping the bodies here and there. Or snake owners releasing their boa constrictors, and pythons in south florida, and the everglades now having multiple tens of thousands if not 100s of thousands. Or peta eco-terrorists turning lab animals loose. It's called unintended consequences at the very least. jmho
  19. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    It just goes to show the sorry state of things when you can't even use the word conspiracy anymore because it is so blatant and commonplace in the world today.
  20. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    If I somehow upset you, that was not my intent, and you have my apology. I agree the word conspiracy is vastly overused. It is a fact that until someone else dropped the word into this thread, I had not used it here. Peace ......
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