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Old 05-04-2011, 06:31 PM
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Was at the river last weekend and my dog Rio tangled with a armadillo and chased it into the river. It kind of swam for about 50feet and then went under. First off I never knew we had armadillos here in SC and didn't think they swam, also a neighbor said they carried disease and after a little web searching it seems they carry leprosy. Rio licks me on the face every morning and I do have a zit or something around my hairline and I told my wife I think I may be infected and she laughed but told me to sleep on the couch. All jokes aside whats up with armadillos can they swim? Are they disease infested? and one site said the cross rivers holding their breath walking on the bottom.
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Originally Posted by bikem View Post
I think I may be infected and she laughed but told me to sleep on the couch. .


Sounds like you may be infected but on the other hand maybe not, I did get my M.D. at a Holiday Inn Express. Results in skin lesions and deformities but there is a Lepor colony in North Guam that has resonable rates and may accept BCBS.





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Here is most everything you need to know about armadillos..except the leprosy..

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...NAQDvQ&cad=rja
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In Texas, I never saw one swim. Mostly they are rooting for grubs or
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Your neighbor's right...HOT news

Armadillos May Be Spreading Leprosy In The US South
Apr 28, 2011

DNA links armadillos to leprosy cases in South - CBS News

Apr 27, 2011

Armadillos are source of leprosy in U.S. south | Reuters

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Damn, another night on the couch ! !
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holy shit I guess its the couch or Holiday inn express tonight and ER in the morning to get my zit checked out.
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After reading a little more of yalls links thank god I did'n't eat the little fella. I have been known to eat worse, even a tree rat on occasion
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That's not new news. There were reports about it back in the 70's. I've handled them with no ill effects. Many people eat them. Years ago there was a , I don't know what to call it, cartoon? in the Sunday comics each week called "Mark Trail". It featured armadillos on Sunday and said that they walked across streams along the bottom because they couldn't swim. Later I found out that they could and one that I was chasing jumped in and swam across like an olympian. I love to take kids hunting for them. I have them wear a glove. You sneak up on them from down wind, dive and grab them by the tail. If you do it, pick them up IMMEDIATELY! I don't tell the kids that. I tell them to hold on and not let go. Those little buggers a STRONG. They will drag a 10 yr old around like nothing. It is hilarious!
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There are going to be a lot of peckers falling off.......

They can walk on water and swim.....
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I don't know why this is such "breaking" news. Around here its been known for 30 years. Just goes to show how much the "news" knows...
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Originally Posted by Capt.Willie View Post
There are going to be a lot of peckers falling off.......

They can walk on water and swim.....
Damn I thought I just had the crabs.
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Originally Posted by bikem View Post
Damn I thought I just had the crabs.
It is Possum on the half shell....not Pussy on the half shell!!!
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Originally Posted by Booker View Post
I don't know why this is such "breaking" news. Around here its been known for 30 years. Just goes to show how much the "news" knows...
I don't think many know much about Armadillos around here. It's the first time I've seen one and I am in the woods all the time.
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Armadillos have been in the low country for years plenty of them in Beaufort County. I don't believe any one waste a lot of time studying the ugly critters.
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I've been told my whole like they carry leprosy, I just don't know about transmission. Seems like there is a slim chance going from dog mouth to you in one lick, damned dogs have a way of cleaning their own mouths, vet told me once that their spit is antibacterial that was why they can eat all that dead shit and be ok.

From a website, http://diseases.emedtv.com/leprosy/h...ansmitted.html

"Although feral armadillos and nonhuman primates are known to carry Mycobacterium leprae, leprosy transmission from animals to humans has only been confirmed in a couple of leprosy cases and is otherwise quite rare."
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Originally Posted by Ryan H. View Post
I've been told my whole like they carry leprosy, I just don't know about transmission. Seems like there is a slim chance going from dog mouth to you in one lick, damned dogs have a way of cleaning their own mouths, vet told me once that their spit is antibacterial that was why they can eat all that dead shit and be ok. Good luck and let us know what you find out about transmission of leprosy.
Yea--I heard that is why they lick their own nuts so much....

Might be a new way to bath. Hummmm
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post

there is a Lepor colony in North Guam that has resonable rates and may accept BCBS.
There are/were leprosy colonies in Carville, La and Hawaii also. But I thought leprosy was curable today?
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I went to watch ice hockey at the leper colony once.

They had a face off in the corner.
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Originally Posted by bel air fishman View Post
I went to watch ice hockey at the leper colony once.

They had a face off in the corner.


I'm a leper--I mean a lawyer.

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