A Texan man who tried to shoot an armadillo has found himself in hospital after his bullet bounced off the animal and hit him in the face. Police in Cass County said the unnamed man spotted the small animal “on his property” at around 3 am local time on Thursday and decided to kill it. Its hard shell deflected at least one of the bullets, which ricocheted off struck the man's jaw.The man was airlifted to a nearby hospital in the city of Texarkana, where his jaw had to be wired shut, according to police.

It was unclear whether the armadillo survived the encounter and its whereabouts remains a mystery