A man shoots and kills an armadillo, but the bullet seemingly had a mind of its own.
This is one you don’t hear every day.
Larry McElroy, a 54-year-old, shot his 9mm pistol at an armadillo. His shot hit the mark and killed the animal. Then things went awry.
The bullet ricocheted off the animal, continued through a fence and traveled nearly 100 yards before hitting the mother-in-law’s mobile home. That bullet continued through the back door, then through a reclining chair. That was when the bullet entered 74-year-old Carol Johnson’s back.
Carol Johnson luckily was not seriously injured and was treated at Phoebe North Hospital.
Authorities are not pressing charges. They do however recommend using traps or a shorter range shotgun when faced with armadillo problems.
In other words, always be careful and follow all safety protocols when shooting at anything.