Fox shoots man during hunting scuffle
The unnamed Belarus hunter was trying to finish the animal off with the butt of his rifle after having wounded it from a distance, reports the Vancouver Sun. He approached the fox and a scuffle ensued, according to media reports 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.
The hunter was admitted to an area hospital with a leg wound, while the fox made its escape.
-- Kelly Burgess
Photo: Red fox. Credit: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service