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Originally posted by Tearman
I can tell you from personal experience, in fact this happened just about 2 weeks ago, that it is easy to mistake an animal for a human or vice-versa, even in broad daylight. Just depends on the circumstances, the shape of terrain, size and variation in vegetation, etc...
Who shoots at a harmless skunk though? What an a-- oh, maybe I can't say that here. Has he been arrested? Shooting a gun at a living thing for no good reason can't be qualified as an accident.
Originally posted by muse7
Perhaps people should have more self control?
Who the hell shoots at a skunk? I live out in the suburbs and we get a lot of raccoons, skunks and even the rare coyote and I have never had problems with them. I just leave them alone and they leave on their own.
People need to have more self control instead of shooting at anything that moves.
ROCHESTER, Pa. – Police say a Pennsylvania woman shined a flashlight for her son to help him shoot what they thought was a skunk but was really his 8-year-old cousin in a black-and-white Halloween costume.
The girl was hospitalized Monday in critical condition following Saturday night's shooting in Rochester, a rural area just northwest of Pittsburgh where hunting is common.
New Sewickley Township police Chief Ronald Leindecker says the woman told officers she was hosting a Halloween party when she heard there was a skunk nearby and asked her son to shoot it.