Pasco County, FL – A little over a week ago we posted a story about a dog who “accidentally” shot a duck hunter in the ass. Now we have this story out of Florida in which a man riding in a truck with a dog was shot after the excited canine bumped into a loaded gun.
Reports say 78-year-old Billy E. Brown and his hunting partner of 25 years were driving down a bumpy road one-and-a-half miles into the woods when a bulldog named Eli got excited and bumped into a loaded Browning 308. The gun fired and Brown was shot in the right thigh.
Brown was rushed to the hospital where he underwent surgery. As of Saturday he was in critical but stable condition.
I’m starting to suspect that these stories have less to do with careless gun owners and their loaded firearms and more to do with dogs becoming aware of the negative press they receive when they maul someone to death. They’ve simply switched tactics.
Since things always seem to happen in threes, let’s wait and see if a similar story comes out in the near future that lends my theory any credence. If I’m correct, you’ll eventually see stories titled “Dog Accidentally Shoots Hunter With M1903-A4 At 100 Yards”Tags: Billy Brown, Crime, dog, Florida, hunter, Shooting