“Does this dress make me look like a moose?”
That’s the question 68-year-old Newfoundlander Joan Primer should have asked before attending a family get-together in November 2011.
To be fair, Primer had no reason to believe that she’d be “shot in the shoulder while enjoying a ‘boil-up’ with her family,” to quote from a June 20 report in The Pilot (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada), which tells us that the 36-year-old gunman, Corey Blake, “thought what he shot at was a moose.”
Fortunately, no moose were harmed in the unfortunate incident. And Blake claims that he’s given up hunting, which of course is a very good thing.
Cases of mistaken identity seem to be a problem for members of the drooling class.
According to a May 18 report at AL.com (Alabama Media Group), “a man was shot at a hunting camp … after a suspect hunting hogs possibly mistook the victim for an animal.”
I’m hopeful that the “victim” in that recent incident, who sustained a below-the-belt injury, won’t be able to spawn another generation of bloodlust-full cretins.
Not to be outdone, a Florida Neanderthal named Steve Egan nearly murdered his girlfriend last spring when he mistook her for a wild boar.
In reporting on that incident, a creepy propaganda tool called The Christian Post made the bogus claim that “ordinarily hunters do not let off their guns unless they have fully identified their targets, but in this instance Egan was quick on the trigger.”
While the drooling class would have us believe that these incidents illustrate the importance of safe hunting practices, we can view them as further evidence that, in addition to being arrogant, reckless, and cruel, hunters are remarkably stupid.