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Armadillo hunting with my Model S

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  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH ANIMAL LOVER, sorry! :redface:

    We've been having problems with a few armadillo's who have been digging holes under my septic tank; as you might imagine, this can turn into a very expensive problem! The issue is that armadillos are almost impossible to trap or poison because they dig in soft dirt for grubs and worms, they only come out from dusk till dawn, plus they can grow to over 20lbs around here and they dig holes and tunnels everywhere.

    Last week I was taking the dog out late at night and saw an armadillo digging out by my tanks, I rushed back to the house picked up a gun and that was the end of armadillo #1. At that time I didn't know we had more than one but the very next night more holes appeared and I've been keeping a look out with no success. Until last night....

    We were coming back from dinner in the Model S and an armadillo was digging furiously in the lawn about half way down our drive (the driveway is about 200ft long). I cruised up silently to about 10' away and the armadillo had clearly not heard us. I lined up the wheel, raised the car height, then floored it. The armadillo died instantly. (I got out of the car and checked it had met it's maker, and yes I also checked that there was nothing on the car.)

    Tesla 1:0 Armadillos
     
  2. doug

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    OMG....
     
  3. AnOutsider

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    LMFAO, this is totally not something I'd expect to read from Nigel: Dolphin Savior.
     
  4. spatterso911

    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    Pics or it didn't happen.
     
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    bravo :-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:cool:
     
  7. NigelM

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    The evidence is long since buried.
     
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    Best Tesla story ever!
     
  9. 7racer

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    Lol! That's awesome. Please send an email to Tesla to add it as a feature for the model s!

    Heated seats
    Power windows
    Armadillo killing

    Lol
     
  10. Doug_G

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    I'll have to try that on the skunk that is tearing up my back yard.

    On second thought... maybe not.
     
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    Don't let the "EV's must make noise" crowd get a hold of this one. Model S as a silent murder weapon!
     
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    OMG:scared: then forget it...
     
  15. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Thank you! Hmmm, I see a new ad-line with a philanthropic twist......

    "Buy a Tesla, help eradicate leprosy!"
     
  16. doug

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    On Easter even...
     
  17. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    So now it's established that Model S can solve rabbit AND armadillo problems. Maybe Mitt Romney shouldn't have bashed Tesla so hard, seems like the perfect thing to go after "small varmints, if you will"
     
  18. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    #18 NigelM, Apr 1, 2013
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    The Holiday Armadillo is Jewish, I'm guessing he doesn't celebrate Easter:

     
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    I only mention it since leprosy is one of those biblical diseases.
     
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    Ok, still laughing as I type this.. :biggrin:
     

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