Hunter of the year this man certainly is not.
KLTV reports that a man in East Texas was hospitalized early Thursday morning after a bullet he’d fired at an armadillo ricocheted off the back of the armadillo’s head and struck him.
The man was taking potshots at the armadillo around 3 a.m. Thursday. Why was the man taking shots at an armadillo at three in the morning? It’s Texas. Responsible gun owners abound in Texas.
The police were called to investigate reports of an accidental shooting when they found the man. He’d seen the animal on the freeway in the town of Marietta, Texas, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, and fired at it. The bullet struck, bounced off the back of the armored head, and hit the man. He was treated for minor injuries, while reports are unclear as to the condition the armadillo.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
This is actually the second time this year an armadillo shooting has gone wrong. The first occurred in April, when a Georgia man took a shot at an armadillo and wound up hurting his mother-in-law. The bullet bounced off the armor and passed through a fence and into the mother-in-law’s mobile home while she sat in a recliner. Her injuries were minor, but the armadillo was killed.
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