A Texan man who tried to shoot an armadillo has found himself in hospital after his bullet bounced off the animal and hit him on the face, The Independent reported.
The reports revealed that Police in Cass County said the unnamed man spotted the small animal “on his property” at around 3am local time on Thursday and decided to kill 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.
The man was airlifted to a nearby hospital in the city of Texarkana, where his jaw had to be wired shut, according to police.
It was unclear whether the armadillo survived the encounter and its whereabouts remains a mystery, The Independent reported.
Source: The Independent