Dog Shoots Duck Hunter in Butt with Birdshot
You could call it payback, justice or even doggie karma. A Utah man went duck hunting Sunday and was accidentally shot in his buttocks by his dog.
“One of the hunters was inside the boat with the dog, and the other hunter was in the water setting up decoys. The guy in the water had put his 12-gauge shotgun across the bow of their boat,” said Chief Deputy, Kevin Potter from Box Elder County.
“The dog got excited, was jumping around inside the boat and then it jumped on the gun. It went off, shooting the [decoy setter] in the buttocks,” as told in The Salt Lake Tribune.
The incident happened at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City, Utah. Don’t be confused by the word “refuge.” It is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife facility, hence they allow hunting.
The unnamed 46-year-old victim of the float-by shooting was taken to a nearby hospital, treated and released. He was lucky to have been wearing waders or the birdshot could have done more damage.
No one else – including the dog – was injured.
What do you think? Was this an accident or was the dog sending a message to his human?