A Texas man who decided it would be a good idea to shoot a perfectly innocent armadillo was made to immediately regret his entirely stupid decision.
According to Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe, the incident occurred when a man, whose identity has not been release, went outside his home in Marietta in the early hours of the morning.
“His wife was in the house. He went outside and took his .38 revolver and shot three times at the armadillo,” Rowe said.
A split second later, the man was in absolute agony though.
Armadillos have hard shells you see, so one of the three bullets fired simply ricocheted off the animal and straight back at his aggressor.
The deflecting bullet struck the man in the jaw and he had to be airlifted to hospital and have his jaw wired shut as a result.
Alas, there was no happy ending for the armadillo, whose whereabouts remain unknown.
Heck, there’s even a chance that the armadillo never existed in the first place – maybe the guy just got drunk and shot himself by accident or something equally stupid?
In any case, it’s fast shaping up to be a classic example of karma coming back to bite someone in the ass while also reminding us all why some people really shouldn’t have access to firearms.
Earlier this year, a US man became the seventh man in seven years to accidently shoot his penis off with a gun.