Texas man accidentally shoots himself after taking aim at armadillo

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MARIETTA, Texas — An east Texas man is recovering after being shot in the head with a bullet from his own gun.

KLTV reports Cass County Sheriff’s officials are investigating the early morning shooting, which happened along Highway 77 in Cass County.

The man told deputies he was shooting at an armadillo and the bullet ricocheted, hitting him in the head.

According to Chron.com, this is the second case of an armadillo-shooting backfiring this year.

In April, a Georgia man accidentally shot his mother-in-law after taking aim at an armadillo.

The bullet ricocheted off the armadillo and went through a fence and the back door of the woman’s mobile home before hitting the 74-year-old woman as she sat in her recliner.

That armadillo died, but it’s unclear whether the one involved in this latest incident survived.

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