An East Texas man shot himself after shooting at an armadillo in his yard. The bullet ricocheted then hit him in his face, according to the county sheriff.
Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the unidentified man went outside his home in Marietta, southwest of Texarkana, at around 3 :00 a.m, according to KCENTV.
When the man spotted the armadillo on his property, he opened fire.
“His wife was in the house. He went outside and took his .38 revolver and shot three times at the armadillo,” Rowe said.
The animal’s hard shell deflected at least one of three bullets, which then struck the man’s jaw, he said.
Rowe said the man was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where his jaw was wired shut.
The status of the armadillo is unknown.
This has all happened before exactly in the same manner.
In August, an East Texas man fired a gun at an amarillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back and stuck him in the face.
The armadillo wasn’t found after that incident.
In April, a Georgia man fired a pistol at an armadillo and the bullet bounced off the animal, traveled through the back door of a mobile home and struck his 74-year-old mother-in-law in the back.
As we mentioned in a previous post, the armadillo relies on his shell for defense because it’s extremely hard – like so hard, apparently bullets can potentially ricochet off them.
So it’s best to try not to Second Amendment them, mmkay?
The man’s weapon was unharmed during the shooting so he’s still able to shoot his face again after he recovers.
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