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Another “Hunting” Accident

July 9th, 2008

Moving on to something a bit less controversial.  My sister-in-law pointed me to this article on Fox News that relates an abnormal “hunting” accident.

Evidently a woman saw mice in her trailer and decided the best way to get rid of them was with a .44 magnum.  That’s a bit of an overkill if you ask me.  My pellet gun has worked fine under such circumstances.  She managed to drop the gun, which discharged, shooting her through the kneecap, and then ricocheted off of some keys and hit another person in the trailer.  Two for one.  Stupid is as stupid does.

The sad thing is, this will probably end up in a statistics list of hunting accidents.  We all know that they try to inflate those statistics every year!  However, even though it is very serious to see someone mishandle a firearm in such a way, the circumstances do have to bring a slight smile to your face.  At least no one was killed.  If they had been, they’d be a ringer for the Darwin Awards!  I think they should get a “near miss.”

6 Responses to “Another “Hunting” Accident”

  1. I’m not sure how that would count as a hunting accident. It’s definitely a stupid accident, but there was no hunting involved.

  2. i don’t know…she was pursuing a wild animal with a fire arm 🙂

  3. yeah..I’m with Kristine. If this gets lumped into the hunting accident data I think I’m going to lose my mind.

    It is kinda humorous in a way though. A .44 to go after mice. Geesh, this lady doesn’t mess around.

  4. Wow, a .44 for a mouse?! Yikes! I’d suggest something a little smaller – y’know, like a MOUSETRAP, maybe?! Crazy lady.

    Next time she needs to wait for a better angle for the shot. Wait for the mouse to turn broadside and all that. She just got too excited and pulled the trigger too early – must have been that dang mouse fever! I know we’ve all been there, haven’t we? Big ol’ mouse comes in acting mean – your hands start sweating, heart starts racing – and you miss your chance at a Boone and Crockett grey mouse. Dang it – this brings back such hard memories!

  5. Tom, that’s too funny!

  6. I agree this is an upcoming Darwin award for sure!

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