Texas Man Tries to Shoot Armadillo, Shoots Himself

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2015 6:28 AM CDT
Texas Man Tries to Shoot Armadillo, Shoots Himself
An armadillo. Not the one that was shot at.   (AP Photo/Texas Parks and Wildlife, Chase A. Fountain)

Things not to do in the 2am hour on a Thursday night: attempt to shoot an armadillo. Deputies with the Cass County Sheriff's Department say a Texas man told them he was trying to do that when the bullet apparently ricocheted and struck him in the head instead. The details remain thin, but KTRE reports he was treated for minor injuries at a hospital. Something quite similar occurred in April when a Georgia man fired at an armadillo, only to have the bullet ricochet and strike his mother-in-law's back. In that case, Larry McElroy did manage to kill the armadillo. There's no word on the Texas armadillo's fate. (More armadillos stories.)

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