It would seem that armadillos are the source of a lot of pain and suffering in recent days. Not only are they the apparent source of an outbreak of leprosy in Florida (not the Floridians themselves and their naturally occurring diseases), but now they’re also bulletproof.
According to San Antonio Current, an East Texas man went to shoot an intruding armadillo on his property in the wee hours of the morning. The only problem is that the bullet ricocheted off the ‘dillo and ended up hitting him instead:
The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is investigating “a possible accidental shooting that happened just before 3 a.m., Thursday in the 27,000 block of Highway 77. The man involved told deputies he was shooting at an armadillo and the bullet ricocheted and hit him in the head,” according to KRTE. Cass County is located just south of Texarkana.
Not only that, but this is the second such case in recent months. Another man had the same thing happen to him in Georgia back in April. He shot at the armadillo and the bullet came flying back and hit his mother-in-law right in her back.
I’m questioning the validity of that Georgia claim because of the presence of the mother-in-law. Everybody would love to blame it on an armadillo, but you know someone said he did it on purpose.
The Texas incident I take as fact because Armadillos are evil. How soon have we forgotten about the time Mega Man was forced to defend himself?