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Varmint hunt backfires
Flint Township News (Michigan) ^ | 6/3/07 | Jeff Smith

Posted on 06/04/2007 10:19:23 AM PDT by kiriath_jearim

Woodchuck-1, human-0.

In a battle to save his property from a destructive rodent, a 54-year-old man ended up shooting himself in the groin over the holiday weekend, according to Flint Township police.

The man, who had been having problems with a woodchuck tearing up his backyard, decided to take matters into his own hands at 6 p.m. May 26, said Flint Township Lt. James Iacovacci.

Iacovacci, who declined to identify the man or his address, said the shooter was trying to pull a .22-caliber gun from the pocket of a jacket he was wearing when the weapon accidentally fired.

The bullet entered and exited the man's groin, Iacovacci said. The victim, who was alone at the time, managed to drive himself to a local hospital, where he was treated for his injury then released.

Iacovacci said there was no word on the whereabouts of the woodchuck.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
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1 posted on 06/04/2007 10:19:25 AM PDT by kiriath_jearim
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To: kiriath_jearim

“Home Alone IV - the Other Side of Wild Life”


2 posted on 06/04/2007 10:25:43 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Don't mistake timid driving for defensive driving.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

never bring a gun to a woodchuck fight


3 posted on 06/04/2007 10:26:10 AM PDT by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Be very very quiet.....


4 posted on 06/04/2007 10:28:01 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: GQuagmire

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?


5 posted on 06/04/2007 10:28:28 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Shades of Elmer Fudd come to mind....


6 posted on 06/04/2007 10:28:45 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: kiriath_jearim

How much wood can a woodchuck chuck?


7 posted on 06/04/2007 10:29:02 AM PDT by Osage Orange (The GOP....about as welcome as an out-house breeze....these days on FR.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

The woodchuck bought a 30-30....


8 posted on 06/04/2007 10:30:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: kiriath_jearim

“No word on the whereabouts of the woodchuck”.


Probably laughed it’s self to death!


9 posted on 06/04/2007 10:34:07 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: kiriath_jearim
Ouch! That's gotta smart......

I don't know what would hurt the most.......

A gun shot to the groin, or his pride.......LOL!

10 posted on 06/04/2007 10:34:13 AM PDT by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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To: kiriath_jearim

This never would have happened if he owned and used a varmint rifle.


11 posted on 06/04/2007 10:37:00 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: NRA2BFree
don't know what would hurt the most.......

A gun shot to the groin, or his pride.......LOL!

Depends which is bigger, his ego or his...... ;o)

12 posted on 06/04/2007 10:37:07 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (RIP Eric Medlen. You will be missed.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

"Sthuffering schuckatash!"

13 posted on 06/04/2007 10:51:34 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Dixie Yooper
Varmint Season!


14 posted on 06/04/2007 10:52:40 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: NRA2BFree
He could've used a rat trap...

Jackass star sued over mousetrap stunt (Only in America...!) (Sydney Morning Herald 4 June 2007)

15 posted on 06/04/2007 10:54:11 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

16 posted on 06/04/2007 11:03:32 AM PDT by 300magnum (God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. D.Webster)
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To: kiriath_jearim

He should have brought Mitt Romney along.


17 posted on 06/04/2007 11:15:06 AM PDT by shekkian
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To: weegee

A 223 with a long heavy barrel and a scope as big as my face.


18 posted on 06/04/2007 11:22:56 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Dixie Yooper

that’s a bit of overkill on the scope. an ar15 with open sites works just fine on them here in central MI. and you can get a whole mess of ‘em with out having to reload.


19 posted on 06/04/2007 12:42:10 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (stop repeat offenders - don't re-elect them!)
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To: kiriath_jearim
Iacovacci said there was no word on the whereabouts of the woodchuck.

The woodchuck is safe in its hole, still doubled over laughing its furry little head off.

20 posted on 06/04/2007 12:45:46 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: kiriath_jearim

I’ve got beavers in my pond on the front lawn, but I’ll be damned if I’ll shoot myself in the groin to get rid of them.


21 posted on 06/04/2007 2:57:31 PM PDT by brooklin
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To: kiriath_jearim; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..

He was THIS close to being that rarest of rarities: A living Darwin Award winner.


22 posted on 06/05/2007 1:37:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I AM A SEXY SHOELESS GOD OF WAR!!!" --http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html)
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23 posted on 06/05/2007 2:00:51 AM PDT by Daffynition (Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.)
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To: rainbow sprinkles

The Varmint-Cong lives!


24 posted on 06/05/2007 2:06:51 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I AM A SEXY SHOELESS GOD OF WAR!!!" --http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html)
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25 posted on 06/05/2007 2:10:49 AM PDT by Daffynition (Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Shot himself in the bollix with a .22??? How embarrassing!

Some folk should never be allowed within 20 feet of a live firearm, and I do not care what your Second Amendment rights say about that.

Some folk are just too plain pig ignorant and irresponsible to own and bear arms. They are a danger to themselves and others, and an embarrassment to everybody else.

I hope the authorities swooped down and confiscated all of his firearms and ammunition on health and safety grounds as soon as he was admitted to hospital. For the public good. Crikey!


26 posted on 06/05/2007 2:17:07 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter
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To: kiriath_jearim

Has Michael Moore been publicly ID’d as the shooter yet?


27 posted on 06/05/2007 7:19:51 AM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"He was THIS close to being that rarest of rarities:

A living Darwin Award winner."

Oxymoron

28 posted on 06/05/2007 7:22:09 AM PDT by agent_delta
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To: agent_delta

Not an oxymoron. A Darwin Award winner must have removed his/her self from the gene pool through stupidity. This usually, but not always, entails death. Someone who survives his stupidity but is unable to reproduce as a result of said stupidity is still eligible.


29 posted on 06/05/2007 8:11:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I AM A SEXY SHOELESS GOD OF WAR!!!" --http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html)
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To: agent_delta

P.S. Classic example: http://www.namibian.com.na/2004/July/national/0453617880.html


30 posted on 06/05/2007 8:16:36 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I AM A SEXY SHOELESS GOD OF WAR!!!" --http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html)
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To: Slings and Arrows

However, shooting oneself in the groin does not necessarily render them sterile.

Stupid - YES... sterile... ?

;-)


31 posted on 06/05/2007 8:40:14 AM PDT by agent_delta
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To: Slings and Arrows

OH MY!!!

That’s a Darwin Award Winner right there.

blinkblink


32 posted on 06/05/2007 8:41:50 AM PDT by agent_delta
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