Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Texas Man Injured as Bullet Ricochets off Armadillo

An armadillo is seen around the golf course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (May 2010)

BBC news

Three shots were fired and at least one ricocheted off the shell.
The gunman was treated for a minor injury to the jaw, USA Today reports, but the small armoured creature has not been found and its fate remains unclear.
Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe told Reuters that the shooter opened fire in the early hours of Thursday morning when he spotted the armadillo on his property.
"He went outside and took his .38 revolver and shot three times at the armadillo," Mr Rowe said.
"Karmadillo!" tweeted the comedian and animal rights supporter Ricky Gervais.
Thursday's incident is not the first armadillo bullet deflection to end in a human wounding in the southern United States in recent months.
In April a Georgia man injured his mother-in-law when a bullet ricocheted off an armadillo, "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,"


  1. Just one more demonstration of the sick, evil depravity of banning "armor piercing" ammunition.

  2. Obviously there is a need for armor piercing ammunition...... in Texas at least.

    1. That's not funny. So an armadillo is just another pest, like a gopher or a rat? "Get offa mah property, you varmint!"

      There was no reason or justification for the shooting in the article. Was this guy growing radishes? Roses?

      Even Farmer Brown never really intended to kill Peter Rabbit for digging up his cabbages and carrots.

      My guess, the guy was just another out-of-control wacko. I don't think my grandfather would have wasted his time or his bullets attempting to shoot armadillos.

      The funny part is that the bullet came back to bite the shooter.

  3. The shooter obviously was to dumb to know the characteristics of his ammunition, or his prey. What an idiot!

  4. Another example of ricochets that never happen, right SS?

  5. I question the whole story, as I have in other ricochet stories. I can't imagine a bullet ricocheting directly back to the shooter. I could see a sideways glancing ricochet, maybe, but not this.

    1. There are more than just a few that come directly to the shooter. You tube has many examples of this happening. Look it up, its easy. You tube has a search bar that works really well.