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Old 11-23-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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I hunt in Brady Texas and caught a chinchilla in my rabbit trap and hadn't ever seen one before. So now I want to go on a chinchilla hunt because it looked fun. Does anyone know were I can go to shoot some? And the prices?



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Old 11-24-2011, 04:29 AM   #2
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Chinchillas are crepuscular rodents, slightly larger and more robust than ground squirrels, and are native to the Andes mountains in South America. Along with their relatives, viscachas, they make up the family Chinchillidae.

Are you sure it was a Chinchilla ?



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Chinchillas are crepuscular rodents, slightly larger and more robust than ground squirrels, and are native to the Andes mountains in South America. Along with their relatives, viscachas, they make up the family Chinchillidae.

Are you sure it was a Chinchilla ?
There's never any telling, there's all kind of stuff all over the US that aint native, and a lot down in TX. Could be a few pets got loose, or staged a great escape from the pet store with life rafts made of ponchos. And what's the first thing you wanna do when you get out of prison? That's right, BREED.
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Pictures? ........

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I don't have any pics but I'm starting to think it's a viscacha. There is no way a pet chinchilla because I trap on 60 acres which is right beside 4 other ranches with a 100 plus acres.

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I don't have any pics but I'm starting to think it's a viscacha. There is no way a pet chinchilla because I trap on 60 acres which is right beside 4 other ranches with a 100 plus acres.
A pet chinchilla wouldn't survive over night out in the wilds. It would be a quick and easy meal for any predator, from the sky or from the ground. I'm thinking not a viscacha, either, since that is not native to the US and aren't kept for pets here, either. I wish you had gotten a picture. I'm curious to see what it is.
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Chupacabra, they got them in Texas.

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I was thinking, maybe it was a Jackalope. It's antlers didn't grow in yet.

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Ain't vicachas supposed to have fluffy tails? This thing looked exactly like a viscacha except it had a possum tail.

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Default Chin chiles........

If it is what you think it is, its worth more alive than dead... Unless it was a pet and has been spayed or neuteured. The same goes for otters, the females bring in a hefty price from those that breed animals for there fur....



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