Man shot in battle with mouse
A Canadian man accidentally shot himself in the forehead while trying to kill a mouse with the butt of his rifle.
Dale Whitmell, 40, of Goulais River, tried to crush the rodent with his weapon at a camp near Wawa, Ontario, but didn't know the gun was loaded.
He got quite a shock when the gun fired, with the bullet grazing his forehead but luckily not causing serious injury.
Police say Mr Whitmell was admitted to and released from the hospital, before being charged with careless use of a firearm.
A spokesperson said: "He was very lucky." It's not known what happened to the mouse.
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what do you think?
I hope the mouse is OK.
A shame he missed - idiot.
Luisa Zannetti Anderson
I hope that you meant he missed himself, not the mouse!
one for the Darwins methinks....
Why prosecute him? There is no victim.
you couldnt make it up, could you
it would have been safer to shoot the mouse. not for the mouse obviously.
I hope the poor mouse escaped, it serves him right, the cruel swine!
"I saw a mouse, where? There on the stair right there!".......good! Cruel sod!
Doesn't sound like a very good gun.