Shooting wildlife can be dangerous to your health

And not for the reason you think.

Recently a gentleman in East Texas learned this the terribly hard way. He was hospitalized for a gun shot wound. No, our animal in question did not successfully point a gun and shoot it anyone.

However, it turns out that when said gentleman fired his gun at an armadillo, the bullet ricocheted off the armor of our heroic mammal.

This is not the only time armadillos have inadvertently harmed humans.

In Georgia last April, another gentleman shot an armadillo and the bullet ricocheted off the armadillo and hit his mother-in-law. 

The lesson here, don’t shoot at wildlife.