18 January 2011

Tables turn as fox shoots hunter during scuffle

Anyone involved in animal rights has probably muttered something similar to, “How would you feel if the animals had guns and hunted us?” Well a little fox in Belarus did just that, he actually shot a hunter.

According to Reuters, the unnamed hunter shot the fox from a distance wounding the animal.

When the man decided to finish off the poor injured creature with the butt of his gun he got the surprise of a lifetime.

The fox obviously objected to the hunters attempt to finish him off and “fiercely resisted.”

Apparently during the scuffle the fox hit the trigger of the man’s rifle firing off a shot that landed squarely in the hunter’s leg.

The hunter is recovering from his leg wound in a nearby hospital.

And the fox got away.

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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