Fox shoots man

MOSCOW Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:50pm EST

A wild fox cub lies outside its burrow near the village of Khatenchitsy, some 37 miles north of Minsk, June 26, 2007. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A wild fox cub lies outside its burrow near the village of Khatenchitsy, some 37 miles north of Minsk, June 26, 2007.

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A wounded fox shot its would be killer in Belarus by pulling the trigger on the hunter's gun as the pair scuffled after the man tried to finish the animal off with the butt of the rifle, media said Thursday.

The unnamed hunter, who had approached the fox after wounding it from a distance, was in hospital with a leg wound, while the fox made its escape, media said, citing prosecutors from the Grodno region.

"The animal fiercely resisted and in the struggle accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw," one prosecutor was quoted as saying.

Fox-hunting is popular in the picturesque farming region of northwestern Belarus which borders Poland.

(Reporting by Amie Ferris-Rotman; Editing by Matthew Jones)

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Comments (41)
thats why its called hunting…lol.

Jan 13, 2011 4:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
skip1252 wrote:
Sounds like an open and shut case of self-defense.

Jan 13, 2011 4:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
loaf wrote:
if some prick show me up and tried to bludgeon me to death, i’d do exactly what that fox did, but i dont shoot to wound.

Jan 13, 2011 6:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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