Monday, February 27, 2012

Man shot twice trying to shoot caged raccoon

A rural Redfield man is being treated for two gunshot wounds after an attempt to shoot a raccoon caught in a live trap backfired.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 68-year-old Larry Godwin, of Redfield, was using a 22-calibre handgun to shoot a trapped raccoon.



But the bullet ricocheted off the trap and struck Godwin in the stomach. Godwin dropped the gun causing it to fire again, hitting him in the same spot.

Godwin was taken to Mercy Medical Center. The DNR says his injuries are not expected to be life threatening.

8 comments:

WilliamRocket said...

Idiot, doesn't he know that we are to SHARE the planet

Gareth said...

Maybe he'll learn that stupid people shouldn't handle firearms. Then again he's probably too stupid to realise he's stupid.

Ratz said...

I hope the racoon's ok :)

Anonymous said...

Talk about instant karma. LOL Unfortunately, in most of the US, raccoons are not usually released, but killed as a matter of an antiquated scorched earth policy to fight rabies.
--a.

NellieVaughn said...

Justice!

Anonymous said...

Wait, people are really cheering that an 68 year old man was shot twice in the stomach from a mishap while trying to kill a common pest?

Gareth said...

Anonymous are you one of those idiots who believe that mankind has more right to be on the planer than animals do. From the point of view of almost all animals it's mankind that's the pest.

Insolitus said...

Gareth, your home must be a safe haven for spiders and house flies, then. No mosquito needs to fear for its life around you. You obviously never travel in a car, since such travel will always result in the death of countles of little bugs and sometimes a small bird or a rodent, too. Such needless collateral damage is unacceptable to you, of course. No special rights.

What would you do if you got head lice or a tape worm? Which would be more important to you, your own convenience or their right to life?