An Oregon man is recovering from being accidentally shot over the weekend when his dog jumped into a boat and set off a shotgun.
Matthew Marcum was shot in the legs and buttocks on Tillamook Bay Saturday. His own 12-gauge shotgun fired when his 3-year-old yellow Lab, Drake, jumped into his boat, according to Oregon State Police.
Marcum’s father, Henry Markum, confirmed that the dog set off the 12-gauge, but said neither he nor Matthew are mad at their pet. He added that Drake is a good dog and the shooting is “just one of those things.”
(Photo: Markum’s boat, with hole, Oregon State Police)
Posted by John Woestendiek November 26th, 2008 under Muttsblog.
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