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Letter: Armadillos becoming common in KY

Marie Freeman writes:
Yes because of the warming and milder winters armadillo are here. Someone said they saw one dead at tractor supply parking lot a few months back. I did some research. I was shocked to find how much disease they carry.

They are not to be handled if it all possible. They can carry rabies, leprosy, tapeworm, Chagas disease. They do not make good pets! And please don't eat them! Believe it or not some do. They are not a welcome varmint in my opinion. If you encounter one and startle they can jump straight up 2 to 4 feet. (More at
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