Now and then one of you will get in touch to pass along the story of somebody getting shot by his own dog thinking, quite reasonably, that I must have missed it and that’s why something so wacky isn’t up here yet. But the truth is that believe it or not, careless hunters, drunks, idiots and now and then the simply unlucky get shot by dogs all the time. Not every day, but enough that generally I don’t bother mentioning it. But on the rare occasion that the dog happens to be named Trigger, that I’ll mention.
Indiana conservation officer Jonathon Boyd says 25-year-old Allie Carter laid her 12-gauge shotgun on the ground without the safety on during a waterfowl hunt Saturday at Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area.
Boyd says Carter’s chocolate Labrador retriever, Trigger, stepped on top of the shotgun and depressed the trigger.
He says Carter was shot in the left foot at point-blank range, suffering injuries to her foot and toes.
No explanation is offered as to why, but it says here that she was treated at two different hospitals and later released.