Fox Shoots Hunter with Rifle

A sly fox in Belarus got the best of the hunter who was about to finish him off, by shooting the man with his own rifle.

 

Reuters reported that an unnamed hunter shot and wounded a fox in the farming region of Belarus.  When he walked closer to the fox with the intention of killing it with the butt of his rifle, the animal began to wrestle with him.

 

As the two struggled, the fox managed to move its paw near the trigger of the gun and shoot the hunter in the leg.

 

A prosecutor from the Grodno region said, “The animal fiercely resisted and in the struggle accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw.”

 

The hunter is in the hospital with a leg wound and thankfully the fox escaped the scene.

 

Hunting foxes, wolves and raccoon dogs is popular in Grodno, a region of Belarus which borders Poland and Lithuania.

 

This is not the first time an animal has pulled the trigger on a human, but shootings occur more frequently by the owner’s pet.  Here are some recent examples:

 

  • January 20, 2011, a New Zealand man is recovering from surgery after being shot in the buttock by his dog.  The dog’s owner was part of a group that had just hunted down a pig.  When the dog jumped into his owner’s truck to go home, a rifle sitting on the seat was discharged.
  • In 2010, a California man was shot in the back by his Labrador retriever while they were duck hunting.  The dog stepped on the loaded shotgun.
  • In 2005, a man was shot by his cats while he was cooking in his kitchen.  The cats knocked a loaded handgun onto the floor.

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448 comments

Suzan F.
Suzan F.2 years ago

LMAO!! I love stories with happy endings.

Mykel Lee
michael peters2 years ago

paybacks a b**ch

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga2 years ago

justice has been served

Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Mary Delaney
Mary Delaney2 years ago

It's called poetic justice. Nice story. :-)

Janet M.
Janet Mitchell3 years ago

SORRY MARK BUT I DISAGREE. WHILE I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST ANYONE HUNTING FOR FOOD, BUT A FOX IS NOT FOOD. BUT MY POINT IS THAT EVERYONE OF YOU WHO WISH DEATH UPON THIS MAN MAY FIND YOURSELVES OR A FAMILY MEMBER KILLED IN A CAR WRECK OR SOME THING LIKE THAT. WHILE I DISAGREE KILLING A NON FOOD ANIMAL IS WRONG IT IS MORE WRONG TO WISH DEATH ON A PERSON NO MATTER WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. SO BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY BECAUSE IT WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU BIG TIME.

Mark Donners
Mark Donners3 years ago

Janet M. there's nothing wrong with people wishing KARMA, since it's a reality no matter what anybody wishes. That person was actively trying to inflict pain and death, therefore he at least deserves the same pain. Karma has no sympathy for actions like cruelty and murder and will eventually bite back. The moral is don't inflict pain and death, or Karma will turn around and destroy you.

Magda V.
Past Member 3 years ago

thx:))

Connie T.
con t.3 years ago

Hey! tit for tat, man...............................

Janet M.
Janet Mitchell3 years ago

GOOD LORD ARE YOU PEOPLE STILL COMMENTING ON THIS? IT'S 2 YEARS OLD TIME TO MOVE ALONG. AND EVEN THOUGH I DON'T BELIEVE IN KILLING FOXES I WOULD NEVER WISH DEATH UPON ANYONE. SOME OF YOU POSTED THE COMMENT (KARMA), BUT REMEMBER KARMA CAN COME BACK AT YOU FOR WISHING DEATH UPON SOMEONE.