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Texas man shoots at armadillo, but the varmint got him back

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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 03:44 PM
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Yes, that is the actual headline.

So, this man shoots at an armadillo...Stop me if you've heard this one...and the bullet ricochets off his back and hits him in the face.

I found this too funny not to post.


An East Texas 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, according to news reports.
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“His wife was in the house,” Rowe said. “He went outside and took his .38 revolver and shot three times at the armadillo.”

What drove the man to shoot at the critter? He told authorities he had seen the animal previously on the highway, which — for reasons unexplained — prompted him to draw his weapon and pull the trigger.


"I seent that critter in the road! Twyce!"

He had to be airlifted to the hospital.

Lesson one, don't shoot at armadillos:

This is the second time this year that an armadillo shooting has gone awry.

In April, a Georgia man accidentally shot is mother-in-law when he fired a pistol at an armadillo, according to ABC affiliate WALB News. The bullet killed the animal, but it “also ricocheted off of it, hit a fence, went through the back door of his mother-in-law’s mobile home, through a recliner she was sitting in, and into her back,” according to WALB News.


You just can't make this crap up. Oh boy.

And I like armadillos. They're funny. And quite stupid. I guess they need that hard shell for a reason.
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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 03:51 PM
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I've shot a few armadillos with a .22. Bullet went right through them.
They're not bad eating at all.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 03:52 PM
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Ah, yes the nine banded armadillo....I thought it would be a 22 bouncing back.....
I feel so sorry for that poor armadillo I threw inti a stream.....it stayed under for three minutes so I walked away...how cruel of me....a friend to all animals....
then I heard splashing ...it came back up thrashing....barely made it....i'm terrible...it was all of three minutes
edit on 1-8-2015 by GBP/JPY because: last minute thought there....yezz



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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I bet it was an illegal Armadillo.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 03:54 PM
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Poor armadillo...

It's just digging holes, eating bugs, killing trees, and deflecting bullets...



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 04:06 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

There are two of them that run around my back yard every night. They really do destroy the yard.


I have thought about getting rid of them, but I plan on selling and moving soon so they can be somebody else's problem then.


Some armadillos in the southern United States are naturally infected with Hansen's disease. Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) !!!



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 04:21 PM
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I say the idiot got what he deserved. What is with conservatives in this country thinking every animal exists just for them to shoot it? And they wonder why people want gun control?!



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 04:42 PM
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originally posted by: CB328
I say the idiot got what he deserved. What is with conservatives in this country thinking every animal exists just for them to shoot it? And they wonder why people want gun control?!


Why does it seem like every time I see your username in a thread, you're bashing conservatives and calling for gun control?

I'm not a conservative but you need a new shtick... at least base your statements on a bit of reality.

I call BS on the guy's story. He probably missed the 'dillo and hit something else. It's not totally impossible that a .38 would be deflected by an Armadillo's shell but it's MUCH more likely that the guy missed and hit a rock or something. The other likelihood is that the bullet went through the dillo, fragmented, and a fragment came back and hit his face.
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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: Answer

Quite likely. I mean, he *did* apparently fire three times, so 2-3 misses ricocheting off something else is likely.

But it's not as funny.

"That thar critter shot me back!"



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 05:16 PM
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originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: Answer

Quite likely. I mean, he *did* apparently fire three times, so 2-3 misses ricocheting off something else is likely.

But it's not as funny.

"That thar critter shot me back!"


It makes for a funnier story but it's also terrifying imagining little critters with bulletproof shells running around digging holes and eating grubs with reckless abandon.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 05:24 PM
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Here's a little fact that most people don't know about armadillos....

The only other animal to get leprosy besides man is the armadillo.

www.cnn.com...

Probably not a good idea to eat them skunkape23!!!

Just a word of caution.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Actually, there are 2 primary sources of leprosy in North America. Don't forget one of our favorite friends: Cats

And as the feral cat population continues to increase, I would only expect it to get worse. Especially for folks who have "outdoor cats".



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 05:54 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Dang. First cats are the source of schizophrenia and now leprosy, too?

Maybe that's what's wrong with me.

Or maybe I just need a pet armadillo to even it all out.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

Armadillo? More like Karmadillo!

*cue the groans*



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

Really, I was hoping the armadillo skinned the man and made some little human skin boots!



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: soulpowertothendegree

Human skin leather is only unheard of in modern times. Macabre and "gross"? Certainly....but not uncommon in more remote times.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 08:27 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence




In April, a Georgia man accidentally shot is mother-in-law when he fired a pistol at an armadillo, according to ABC affiliate WALB News. The bullet killed the animal, but it “also ricocheted off of it, hit a fence, went through the back door of his mother-in-law’s mobile home, through a recliner she was sitting in, and into her back,” according to WALB News.


"Accidentally" shot his mother in-law.. I call bs on that



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 08:29 PM
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originally posted by: alienjuggalo
"Accidentally" shot his mother in-law.. I call bs on that


Weeelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll that would have been an easy cop with my first MIL. My second was awesome though.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Yeah but I bet armadillos never made boots out them back then, I was hoping this was one of those super duper armadillos. Oh well, wishful thinking I suppose.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:17 PM
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originally posted by: alienjuggalo
a reply to: Liquesence




In April, a Georgia man accidentally shot is mother-in-law when he fired a pistol at an armadillo, according to ABC affiliate WALB News. The bullet killed the animal, but it “also ricocheted off of it, hit a fence, went through the back door of his mother-in-law’s mobile home, through a recliner she was sitting in, and into her back,” according to WALB News.


"Accidentally" shot his mother in-law.. I call bs on that


The least surprising line in the whole article:

"mobile home"



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