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Fox Shoots Foxhunter

A determined fox in Belarus turned the tables by accidentally pulling the trigger on his assailant’s rifle and shooting the foxhunter in the leg.

The hunter had approached the fox after wounding it, with the intention of finishing the job with his rifle butt. The fox resisted strenuously and in the ensuing scuffle managed to get its paw on the trigger.

The foxhunter was hospitalized with his leg wound, and, according to the media, the fox escaped. Foxhunting is said to be popular in Belarus, which borders Russia and Poland. The story was filed from Moscow by Reuters.

Posted February 24, 2011