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.