In Texas, of course. Because when an armadillo crosses your path, the first thing a Texan thinks of is: shoot it three times.
CBCNews has a story on a man who had to be airlifted to hospital after he fired a .38 revolver at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face.
Unfortunately the fate of the armadillo is unknown, for the sheriff on the scene couldn’t find any trace of it.
I hope the poor thing got away unscathed.
It’s worth noting the developmental reason why armadillo plates are so incredibly strong. Wikipedia explains:
The armour is formed by plates of dermal bone covered in relatively small, overlapping epidermal scales called “scutes“, composed of bone with a covering of horn. Most species have rigid shields over the shoulders and hips, with a number of bands separated by flexible skin covering the back and flanks. Additional armour covers the top of the head, the upper parts of the limbs, and the tail.