Dog bites man - no big deal. Dog shoots man - now that's another story.
Dogs are man's best friend. Except, you know, when they're shooting a gun at you.I don't know about that. I guess it's possible that the dog could have bumped the safety, but IMO it's stretching things to suggest the dog somehow released the safety and then pulled the trigger. It's more likely that the hunter neglected to ensure the safety was on - or better yet, that the gun was unloaded. If so, he learned a lesson the hard way. He's lucky the only serious injury was to his pride.
And strangely enough, that's what really happened to a hapless dog owner in Brigham City, Utah. The man in question ... got a behind-full of birdshot courtesy of his loyal canine companion when he was out duck hunting over the weekend.
KSL.com reports the man and his dog were traveling in a canoe-like boat when the man stepped out into a shallow marsh to set up some decoys. His left his 12-gauge shotgun resting across the bow of the boat, according to Box Elder County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Potter.
That's when the dog "did something to make the gun discharge," Potter said. "I don't know if the safety device was on. It's not impossible the dog could have taken it off safety."
Apparently excited to join his owner in the marsh, the dog jumped up on the boat's bow and stepped on the gun. The gun was fired, hitting the man in the buttocks with 27 pellets of birdshot.
If getting shot in the rear end doesn't make you cry, this next one surely will.
Whiskey Spills After Pickup, 18-Wheeler Collide On I-35
A pickup truck towing a travel trailer collided with an 18-wheeler in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 just south of Loop 340 (outside of Waco, TX.).I'll just bet they did - equipped with sponges and highball glasses.
The 18-wheeler was carrying a load of Jack Daniel’s whiskey.
No one was hurt, but some whiskey spilled as a result of the crash.
Waco firefighters responded to clean up the liquor.
Finally, we have another entry in our ongoing series of Why Professors Drink (here and here). Final exams are approaching, and the requests for special treatment have begun. From today's in-box:
"I'm not going to be in town on the day of the test. Is there anyway I can take the test tomorrow or yesterday?"If you can figure out a way to take the test yesterday, I'll be happy to let you do so...