A station in Amarillo popped up in a feed of trending stories Thursday with a bizarre story about an armadillo.

KAMR reported a Texarkana man was wounded after he shot the armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in the face.

They quoted Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe, saying the man was airlifted: "His wife was in the house. He went outside and took his .38 revolver and shot three times at the armadillo."

Our Verify fact checkers decided to check with the Cass County Sheriff’s office ourselves to see if the story was true.

Turns out, it is true. It’s just old news. It happened in 2015.

We’re hoping the man made a full recovery. No word on what happened to the armadillo.



Cass County Sheriff's Department


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