Texas Man Hurt When Bullet Ricochets Off Armadillo He Tried To Shoot

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An East Texas man was hospitalized early Thursday morning after a bullet he fired at an armadillo ricocheted back at his head, KLTV reported.

The man shot at the armadillo just before 3 a.m. on Thursday after seeing it on the freeway in the town of Marietta, Texas, according to Cass County Sheriff official.

The bullet ricocheted back at his head. The man was treated for minor injuries. Local reports are unclear as to the condition of the armadillo.

This was the second armadillo-shooting-followed-by-ricochet of the year. The first, in Georgia in April, injured the shooter’s mother-in-law. The man shot the armadillo, the bullet bounced and then passed through a fence and into her mobile home while she sat in a recliner. Her injuries were minor but the armadillo did not survive.

Image via Heiko Kiera/Shutterstock

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  1. Watch out, Texas is breeding bullet-proof armadillos. They were intended to patrol the border under the Trump wall, but they are notoriously independent-minded and now wander as far north as Wisconsin.

  2. Evolution in action. Perhaps they’ll end up with Kevlar “shells.”

  3. When Trump is president all of America’s great beasts will have bulletproof skills.


  4. Yaaa-hoooo gon’ shoot me up an OW

  5. Armadillos are cool.

    They always bear four young which are always two sets of twins, and either all male or female.

    If you ever try to catch one NEVER try to pin it down with your hand because they’ll jump 3 or 4 feet straight up and it fucking hurts. Don’t ask how I know this…

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