Translocation Of Nine-banded Armadillos
Once an armadillo has decided to take up residence, their foraging, burrowing and feeding habits can lead to lawn, crop and landscaping damage around the related property. In an attempt to solve the problem, property owners often choose to relocate the troublesome animal.
This study conducted in Georgia, looks at the effects of translocation on six out of twelve nine-banded armadillos utilized for the study.
As is often the case with translocated wildlife, the armadillos appeared to have a tendency for movement away from the release location back toward the area where they were first captured.
Overall, 20% of the animals died during the course of the study.
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