Deer payback time:
“Northwestern Colorado man was injured Sunday after a deer gored him while he was hunting near Craig, The Daily Sentinel reported today.”
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/l ... 32,00.html
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/l ... 99,00.html
I want to come back as a clam- maybe
“Boffins dredge up oldest living animal” (and it was killed during the age "assessment process").
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/29 ... _old_clam/
“In October 2007, researchers from Bangor University in North Wales determined that an ocean quahog clam dredged off the Icelandic coast was between 405 and 410 years old by drilling through and counting rings on its shell (a technique known as sclerochronology). This made it the longest-lived animal on record. The clam was nicknamed "Ming" after the Chinese dynasty that ruled when the clam settled (the mollusc equivalent of being born). The researchers are uncertain how long the clam – which died during the assessment process – may have lived had it been left on the ocean floor. Help the Aged, a UK based charity, has contributed £40,000 towards studying quahog longevity.”
“Dog shoots man”
AP: “DES MOINES, Iowa – A hunter is recovering after he was shot in the leg at close range by his dog, who stepped on his shotgun and tripped the trigger. James Harris, 37, of Tama, Iowa, was hit in the calf Saturday, the opening day of pheasant season, said Alan Foster, a spokesman with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. "He had surgery and is doing pretty well," he said today. "He took between 100-120 pellets in about a four-inch (10-centimetre) circle to his calf." Harris was listed in good condition today, officials at University Hospitals in Iowa City said. Harris was hunting with a group. The group shot a bird, and when Harris went to get it, he put his gun on the ground and crossed a fence. As he crossed the fence, his hunting dog stepped on the gun, Foster said. The gun was about a metre away from his leg. "The muzzle velocity is so great that the pellets don't have a chance to spread out," he said. No one else was hurt, and the dog was not injured.”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,, ... ss&feed=12
"Cow falls off cliff, crashes onto van".
Sad for the cow and ppl below
MANSON, Wash. — Charles and Linda Everson were driving back to their hotel when their minivan was struck by a falling object — a 600-pound cow. The Eversons were unhurt but the cow, which had fallen off a cliff, had to be euthanized. The year-old cow fell about 200 feet from the cliff and landed on the hood of the couple's minivan, causing heavy damage. A Chelan County fire chief, Arnold Baker, said the couple missed being killed by a matter of inches in the accident Sunday on a highway near Manson. The Eversons, visiting the area from their home in Westland, Mich., to celebrate their first wedding anniversary, were checked at Lake Chelan Community Hospital as a precaution. Everson, 49, said he didn't see the cow falling and didn't know what happened until afterward. He said he kept repeating: "I don't believe this. I don't believe this."
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/h ... 49,00.html