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Dog shoots duck hunter in buttocks

Published 01/12/2011 | 07:12

A duck hunter in the US was shot in the buttocks when his dog stepped on a shotgun
A duck hunter in the US was shot in the buttocks when his dog stepped on a shotgun

A duck hunter has been shot in the buttocks after his dog stepped on a shotgun laid across the bow of a boat.

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The 46-year-old man, from the US state of Utah, was hunting with a friend when he climbed out of the boat to move decoys, sheriff's deputy Kevin Potter said.

Mr Potter said the man, who was not seriously hurt, left his 12-gauge shotgun in the boat and the dog stepped on it, causing it to fire. It was not clear whether the safety on the gun was on at the time.

Mr Potter said the man was hit from about 10 feet away with 27 pellets of birdshot.

He said the man was not seriously injured in part because he was wearing waders. The man was treated at a nearby hospital.

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