The reason some humans are so inclined to hurt animals too helpless to defend themselves is beyond comprehension. But sometimes nature can hit back to teach them a lesson, and that is exactly what happened to this Texas man.
The man ended up in the hospital after he fired a gun at an armadillo and the bullet bounced off the animal’s back and hit the man in his face, reported The Washington post.
“The injury was serious enough that the gunman had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital, where doctors wired his jaw shut,” the reports say.
Authorities said the man has seen the armadillo on the highway minding his own business, and – for no apparent reason – he grabbed his weapon and shot the poor armadillo three times. Unfortunately, one of the bullets ricocheted off the animal’s bony, protective shell and then struck the man in his jaw.
Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe told reporters that the shooting took place on the man’s property in Marietta, Tex. The armadillo’s condition remains unknown, but Rowe “believes the lucky animal escaped uninjured, based on the fact that no one has been able to find it.”
What in the world drove this man to shoot a defenseless animal?