The nine-banded armadillo, an animal common in the U.S, is known for its jump when startled. It says in wiki that “The armadillo can jump 3-4 feet (91-120 cm) straight in the air if sufficiently frightened”.
This behavior of armadillo makes it a common roadkill. However, I cannot help but think, wouldn’t this makes it extremly dangerous to the people in the car? 3-4 feet is more than enough to jump onto the same level as the windshield. Imagine a car travelling at 70 miles, an armadillo jumps, and collides into the car via the windshield. It’s basically the same as hurling such an armored meatball weighing 12-22 pounds at your car at 70miles per hour.
So is there any reported casault attributed to armadilloy? If not, why?