VIDEO: GA man has wacky encounter with armadillo

Published: Dec. 16, 2016 at 6:21 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 16, 2016 at 10:06 PM EST
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COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) - One man got more than he bargained for when he went head to head with an armadillo.

Clay Smith, of Ambrose, posted a video to Facebook that captures the whole ordeal.

When the 10-second video starts, you see a man wielding a large stick approaching a small animal.

Right as he brings the stick down and you fear the worst, the animal launches toward him and runs up the stick.

It seems the man wasn't prepared for this, and he drops the stick while backing up quickly, eventually falling.

The armadillo isn't quite done with him and continues to chase him before escaping into the trees.

The man gets up while people off camera are laughing and is heard saying "I hurt my knee" as he limps back toward the camera.

It's no surprise that the video was a hit on social media.

In 48 hours, it had been viewed over 4.5 million times.

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