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Dog shoots man

by Brad A. Greenberg

December 3, 2011 | 12:53 pm

One of the first things that journalism students learn is to avoid news of the dog-bites-man variety. There is nothing new about that. Man bites dog, now that would be a story.

But what about dog shoots man?

The story from Salt Lake Tribune:

“One of the hunters was inside the boat with the dog, and the other hunter was in the water,” Potter said. “The guy in the water had put his 12-gauge shotgun across the bow of their boat.”

It turned out to be a doggone recipe for a painful end to the day’s outing.

“The dog got excited, was jumping around inside the boat and then it jumped on the gun. It went off, shooting the [decoy setter] in the buttocks,” Potter said.

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