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Ore. Man Aims For Squirrel, Hits His Foot Instead
KTVZ.com ^ | November 29, 2011 | staff reporter

Posted on 11/30/2011 9:02:34 AM PST by Daffynition

MONROE, Ore. -- The thing to do if a squirrel runs up your leg is probably not to aim a .22-caliber rifle at it.

A Benton County, Ore., sheriff's officer says a 36-year-old Monroe man told deputies he was startled by a squirrel that ran up his left leg so he fired at it but hit his foot instead.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banglist; napl; oregon; squirrel
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1 posted on 11/30/2011 9:02:36 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Squirrel 1
Man 0

OK, it’s not funny. But it is, a little :D


2 posted on 11/30/2011 9:04:25 AM PST by JamesP81
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To: JamesP81
SIMP


3 posted on 11/30/2011 9:07:14 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: JamesP81

I beg to differ, it is very funny and that guy is very stupid, or at least does not excel at making split second decisions which is an essential skill when using a weapon.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 9:07:21 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Daffynition
Two lucky items to note:

  1. It was a .22 rifle
  2. Squirrel didn't jump on his head

5 posted on 11/30/2011 9:08:08 AM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: Daffynition

Sounds slightly better then he was fooling around and shot himself in the foot. Instead of a squirrel he should have invented a dangerous animal, like a rabbit.


6 posted on 11/30/2011 9:08:31 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RJS1950

Suffice to say, he clearly didn’t completely think through his cunning plan :D


7 posted on 11/30/2011 9:08:59 AM PST by JamesP81
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To: Daffynition
That squirrel run up Brother Newton's coverall, and he jumped up and yelled, "Somethin's gotta hold on me!"

The Mississippi Squirrel Revival

8 posted on 11/30/2011 9:09:07 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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9 posted on 11/30/2011 9:09:17 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Daffynition

Sheesh...


10 posted on 11/30/2011 9:09:39 AM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: RJS1950
Orrrrrrr...he accidently shot himself....and *then* concocted the squirrel story, after cops got involved.


11 posted on 11/30/2011 9:10:31 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: derllak

Kn?


12 posted on 11/30/2011 9:10:38 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: montyspython

13 posted on 11/30/2011 9:12:02 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: RJS1950

Definate Darwin award candidate.


14 posted on 11/30/2011 9:12:44 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: JamesP81
Thank goodness the squirrel didn't get a hold of the rifle.


15 posted on 11/30/2011 9:13:15 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: Daffynition

Pour some salt in it to stop the bleeding.


16 posted on 11/30/2011 9:14:49 AM PST by Grunthor (Pro-illegal alien "conservatives" piss me off.)
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To: NakedRampage

17 posted on 11/30/2011 9:15:31 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: Daffynition

Lucky for him he didn’t have a shot gun.


19 posted on 11/30/2011 9:18:24 AM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Grunthor
Ice would be nice.


20 posted on 11/30/2011 9:19:02 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: Daffynition

Hold mah beer while I shoot a squirrel.


21 posted on 11/30/2011 9:19:18 AM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Daffynition

At least it was his own foot.


22 posted on 11/30/2011 9:19:29 AM PST by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It was only a .22, and I heal fast.


23 posted on 11/30/2011 9:20:32 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: montyspython

24 posted on 11/30/2011 9:21:42 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: unkus

25 posted on 11/30/2011 9:22:19 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: Daffynition
As Bill Engvall would say;

"Here's your sign."

26 posted on 11/30/2011 9:23:41 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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27 posted on 11/30/2011 9:25:36 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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28 posted on 11/30/2011 9:28:37 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: Daffynition

This thread is very silly. Is this the purpose of FR?

;)


29 posted on 11/30/2011 9:29:48 AM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Daffynition

30 posted on 11/30/2011 9:33:01 AM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: JamesP81

I think it’s funny


31 posted on 11/30/2011 9:35:39 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Daffynition

32 posted on 11/30/2011 9:35:43 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Daffynition

Facepaw?


33 posted on 11/30/2011 9:48:36 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Winstons Julia

Only for the squirrelly FReeper crowd.


34 posted on 11/30/2011 9:50:48 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Daffynition
The squirrel probably laughed at him or yelled at him afterward. I kicked a rather aggressive red squirrel one out of the bird feeder and window screen and he climbed up a tree and started chirping at me. Anyone have fried squirrel?

When I was at MSU and there was a parklike area with a ton of squirrels with no fear of people. I stopped to take a look and a gray one jumped on my leg. Luckily I was wearing long pants.

35 posted on 11/30/2011 9:58:08 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: driftdiver

It was a one armed squirrel!


36 posted on 11/30/2011 10:00:46 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Daffynition
Orrrrrrr...he accidently shot himself....and *then* concocted the squirrel story, after cops got involved.

That was my first thought!

(I love stories like this, starts the day with a laugh.)

37 posted on 11/30/2011 10:02:16 AM PST by LucyT
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To: Winstons Julia
And it's not even Friday yet!

You gonna hit the *abuse* button? I triple squirrel dare ya! ;)


38 posted on 11/30/2011 10:05:23 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: Altariel

39 posted on 11/30/2011 10:08:09 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: Darren McCarty

40 posted on 11/30/2011 10:09:24 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: LucyT

With all the bones that can be broken in a foot...all I can say is *Ouch!*


41 posted on 11/30/2011 10:11:57 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: jagusafr; Winstons Julia
You callin' us *squirrely*? Why on earth would you think that?


42 posted on 11/30/2011 10:14:10 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: Winstons Julia

The moderators are already pruding up the thread, dear lord...


43 posted on 11/30/2011 10:15:56 AM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: Daffynition

That’s a possibility. Either way, he is not too swift of mind.


44 posted on 11/30/2011 10:19:27 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Daffynition
A Benton County, Ore., sheriff's officer says a 36-year-old Monroe man told deputies he was startled by a squirrel that ran up his left leg so he fired at it but hit his foot instead.


45 posted on 11/30/2011 10:19:31 AM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: RJS1950

My first reaction would not be to shoot the squirrel but try to brush/fling it off me.

Good thing the guy didn’t have a hatchet in his hand.


46 posted on 11/30/2011 10:53:06 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: RJS1950

47 posted on 11/30/2011 11:07:41 AM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: Godzilla
>:)


48 posted on 11/30/2011 11:12:19 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellec could ignore it*)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Thank you, THANK you! I saw that years ago and laughed so hard my stomach hurt. It’s nice too see it again.

Also laughed (not as hard) at “Sittin’ Up With The Dead”...

And add another thank you!


49 posted on 11/30/2011 11:49:29 AM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: Daffynition; onedoug

Looks like my tree neighbor.


50 posted on 11/30/2011 11:51:40 AM PST by windcliff
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