In the lonely hour of 3 a.m. in East Texas highway, there’s a man with a gun and an armadillo.
What would happen next?
A man from Texas who tried to shoot an armadillo has found himself in hospital after his bullet bounced off the animal and hit him in the face. Police in Cass County said the unnamed man spotted the small animal “on his property” at around 3am local time and decided to shoot it.
His wife was in the house. He went outside and took his .38 revolver and shot three times at the armadillo,” Sheriff Larry Rowe said.
Its hard shell deflected at least one of the bullets, which ricocheted off struck the man’s jaw. Talk about QUICK KARMA!
According to the police, the man was airlifted to a nearby hospital in the city of Texarkana, where his jaw had to be wired shut.
On the other hand, it was unclear whether the armadillo survived the encounter and its whereabouts remains a mystery.
We didn’t find the armadillo,” the Sherrif Rowe said.
It is not the first time an armadillo has exacted revenge on would-be killers in the US.
A Georgia man wounded his 74-year-old mother-in-law in April after his 9mm bullet careened off an armadillo, hit a fence, went through the back door of mom’s mobile home and penetrated the recliner she was sitting in. The bullet struck her in the back.
The shooter was about 100 yards away from the mobile home, police later determined. The victim — 74-year-old Carol Johnson — was not severely injured and no charges were filed in the case, but the armadillo was found dead after that.
Just the circumstances, just all the way around, the whole situation was unusual,” said Investigator Bill Smith with the Lee county Sheriff’s Office told WALB News.