Rarely does an accidental shooting during a hunting trip generate chuckles, but when a dog fills a duck hunter's buttocks full of bird shot as the hunter is planting decoys on the water, it's difficult not to be at least mildly amused.
The Salt Lake Tribune in Utah reports that this happened Sunday at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in northern Utah, and that the 46-year-old victim was hospitalized just long enough to remove the pellets from his keister.
Box Elder County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Kevin Potter described the incident: "One of the hunters was inside the boat with the dog, and the other hunter was in the water setting up decoys. The guy in the water had put his 12-gauge shotgun across the bow of their boat.
"The dog got excited, was jumping around inside the boat and then it jumped on the gun. It went off, shooting the [decoy setter] in the buttocks."
The hunters' names were not released and there's no truth to the rumor that former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was involved.