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Dog Shoots Man: Butt, And Pride, Injured

It's best to keep this out of Rover's paws.
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It's best to keep this out of Rover's paws.

We're a day late, but some stories just beg to be passed along:

"Utah Duck Hunter Shot In Buttocks By His Dog." (The Salt Lake Tribune)

It seems two guys and a dog were out hunting on Sunday. One man was in their boat with the canine. A loaded shotgun was lying across the bow pointed toward the other guy, who was in the water. Fido got excited, stepped on the gun and ... a little while later doctors were plucking 27 pieces of birdshot out of a butt.

He'll be OK.

No ducks were injured.

The injured party, said to be 46 years old, hasn't been identified.

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