More And More Armadillos Are Being Spotted Throughout South Carolina And Here’s What You Should Know
Heads up, fellow South Carolinians: We’re being overrun by Armadillos and as cute and curious as this armored mammal may be, they should be avoided at all costs – if only as a cautionary practice. Here’s what you should know about the armadillos taking over much of the state:
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In summary: first and foremost, not all armadillos carry Leprosy or Chagas Disease… but do you really want to take a chance just to inch a little closer to this curious creature for a better look or a photo? Avoiding getting too close is the best course of action.
The good news for dog owners is although dogs can contract Leprosy, it’s a different strain that’s very treatable and not contagious to humans. No known cases of the Leprosy found in armadillos and humans has been reported in our canine best friends. So don’t panic if you see your dog chasing down an armadillo.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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