Texas gentleman shot by bullet that ricocheted off armadillo


A fellow from East Texas didn't take kindly to an armadillo that entered his backyard at 3am on Thursday morning. He opened fire on the animal, but one bullet bounced of the critter's tough hide and hit the man in his face. He was airlifted to the hospital, where a surgeon wired his jaw shut. The armadillo got away.

Michael Marks of the San Antonio Current writes, "Leave them alone. Do not shoot them, do not eat them, do not hit them with your car if you can help it. They are simple and majestic beasts. Let them eat grubs and migrate north in peace."

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