Many people don’t realize that Armadillos have a very hard protective shield that protects their bodies which is very hard to penetrate. A Texas man learned the hard way when trying to shoot one. Ear Hustle 411 had to share this story with our viewers.
Check out what Lisa Maria Garza from Reuters had to say about this:
An East Texas man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff said on Friday.
Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home in Marietta, southwest of Texarkana, at around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning. He spotted the armadillo on his property and 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.
The man was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where his jaw was wired shut, according to Rowe. The status of the animal is unknown.
“We didn’t find the armadillo,” the sheriff said.
Source: News. Yahoo