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Fox Shoots Hunter With Gun In Belarus

Jan 17, 2011 | Updated May 25, 2011

A man in northern Belarus was recently outfoxed...by a fox.

According to Reuters, the hunter approached the fox after wounding it, intent on killing it with the butt of his rifle.

However, the two ended up getting into a tussle, and the fox managed to trigger the rifle, shooting the hunter in the leg.

A prosecutor from the Grodno region said, "The animal fiercely resisted and in the struggle accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw."

The hunter is currently in the hospital with a leg wound, and the fox just happened to escape.

According to National Geographic, the fox's resourcefulness is what earned it its reputation for being sly, intelligent and cunning. Though this incident of a fox shooting a hunter was only an accident, it certainly gives the fox another reason to be thought of as crafty.

This isn't the first time an animal has shot a human, AolNews reports. At least three incidents involving dogs and cats unintentionally triggering guns have been reported in the last decade.