A Texas man has been injured after bullet ricochets off of armadillo

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Image Credit: Tom Friedel via Wikipedia

Image Credit: Tom Friedel via Wikipedia

An East Texas armadillo is being blamed for a shooting that occurred this past Thursday.

What?!

Yeah, according to the local East Texas news station KLTV, an armadillo is “being blamed for an early morning shooting.”

Early Thursday morning, around 3:00 am local time, a man was reportedly shooting at an armadillo on the state highway 77 when one of the bullets ricocheted off of the creatures armored shell and hit the man in the head. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said that the man, who was not named, suffered a minor wound to the head and was treated at a local hospital.

The shooting is currently under investigation by the sheriff’s department as an “accidental shooting.”

We do not believe the armadillo will be charged…

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