January 15, 2011 1481 Views
As the Yakov Smirnoff joke would go, in Soviet Belarus, you don’t shoot a fox; a fox shoots you.
That seems to have been the case when an unnamed hunter approached his wounded prey, hoping to finish the job with the butt of his rifle. Instead, in the ensuing scuffle, the fox somehow managed to pull the rifle’s trigger, resulting in a leg wound which hospitalized the man.
Outfoxed, the man retreated for medical attention and the fox escaped (relatively) unharmed. Although it sounds like a tall tale a hunter would be best at telling (especially if the wound were actually caused by blind negligence), I’m not sure which is more embarrassing – that the hunter wounded himself or that the fox was a better marksman than the hunter.