Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Another hunting accident story has produced my favourite line from a news article this week:
"It is not uncommon for hunters to be shot by their dogs."
Man's best friend indeed. Perhaps we underestimate the intelligence of dogs if they frequently shoot their hunting masters - the ability to be able to fire a weapon without the use of opposable thumbs and actually hit something should actually give us pause and make us wonder whether they can actually open doors, drive cars and operate telephones, all the while managing to hide it from the human population.
I know I'm being flippant about an incident in which somebody died, but still. The man gave his dog access to a firearm. What should he have expected?