Maybe the armadillo was just retaliating?
Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man went outside his home, southwest of Texarkana around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning. He spotted the armadillo on his property and started firing at the animal.
The animals hard shell deflected one of the three bullets, which then struck the mans jaw, according to the sheriff. The man was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where his jaw was wired shut.
“We didn’t find the armadillo,” the sheriff said.