Texas Man Shoots Armadillo; Bullet Ricochets Back Up – Gets Him In The Face

A trigger-happy Dallas man is nursing wounds in hospital at the moment after a stupid incident which saw him shooting an armadillo. The man, who hasn’t been named, shot the animal out on his front drive, but the bullet ricocheted back and grazed his face. He was lucky to survive.

The incident occured in Marietta, southwest of Texarkana, at around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning. He spotted the armadillo and decided he’d hunt it for sport, forgetting that the creatures have some pretty tough armor on them…


Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe investigated the incident and said this of what happened:

“His wife was in the house. He went outside and took his .38 revolver and shot three times at the armadillo. We didn’t find the armadillo.”

The man was airlifted to his local hospital and treated for his injuries. He’s due out shortly, but remains there for the time being while he’s monitored.


The animal is thought to have been uninjured, though. It scurried off after deflecting the bullet back up to his aggressor’s face. We wish the armadillo all the best and hope the gunman thinks twice next time he opens fire on an animal. Especially one covered in bulletproof armor.