In the last few weeks, I've discovered an armadillo in my fenced yard. It looks like I've fenced him in.
I fenced my yard last January. ('05). I have 1.6 acres, about 1/3 un-mowed old cow pasture/meadow, 1/3 mowed yard, and 1/3 trees/bushes/brambles.
There isn't really room for him to go under the fence (unless he burrowed under, and I don't see evidence of this; I did find his burrow). I've seen him several nights, when I let the dogs out for their last potty before bed. The dogs think he's wonderful.
I'm worried that I've somehow fenced him in ... will this be enough room for him? Or her? If he was eating grass, I'd have no worry (I have plenty of that) but I'm not sure he'll have enough food. Should I try to relocate him outside the fence? How would I do that?
I'm making my yard a wildlife habitat, and I don't mind the fellow (he hasn't done any damage beyond rooting in the grass a bit; I don't care about golf-course green lawns anyway) but I don't want him trapped here.
Maybe if I just leave the gate open, he'll wander out?