I've had an armadillo wreaking havoc on my nice zoysia backyard for two years. I tried the humane way of eliminating him by trapping with no luck. Then I used my Crosman co2 BB pistol to ping him a couple of times but he still didn't get the message. Hence, my purchase of the used Rossi RS22 a few months ago. I tagged him once about a month prior to the Rossi purchase which caused some acrobatics and hasty departure of the yard to a hideout under my workshop. Last night he made the mistake of triggering the motion sensitive yard lights so I snuck out the back door and leveled the gun at him. From about twenty feet, I squeezed the trigger and with a good sight picture from the newly tuned stock sights, hit him with a 36 grain hollow point. He flopped over onto his side so I advanced a couple of steps toward him. This time he rolled back upright and charged me! I kept the sight on him as best as I could and watched small eruptions of dirt straddle him as he closed on me. About ten feet away from me, he veered off toward the workshop. I kept the sights on him and a few more dirt clods jumped into the air behind him. That's when my ten shot mag locked the bolt back. I saw him slip under the shop as I went back in the house for a reload. On the way back into the yard I grabbed a flashlight and assumed a prone position at the shop where I saw him slide under it. Shining the light into the dark space, revealed the little gray &#@* backed up against one of the cinder block pylons holding up the shop about six feet from me. Just like a movie firing squad scene I took another good sight picture and unloaded ten rounds into his %#@*. This morning I dragged him out from under the shop and stuffed him into a hefty bag for disposal somewhere in the county. Please don't look at the late armadillo photo if you are queezy or get upset at gory pictures.
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