This Fox news story is pretty funny. I am sorry that the woman got hurt but, as usual, I am looking for some type of lesson that we can all learn.
Woman Shoots Herself While Trying to Kill Mice Tuesday, July 08, 2008 POTTER VALLEY, Calif. — A Mendocino County woman who was trying to kill mice in her trailer with a gun ended up shooting herself and another person. The 43-year-old woman pulled out her .44-caliber Magnum revolver after she saw the mice scurrying across the floor of her trailer on Highway 20 in Potter Valley, sheriff’s officials said. But she accidentally dropped the gun, which went off as it struck the floor. The bullet went through the woman’s kneecap, bounced off the keys sitting on the belt loop of a 42-year-old man in the trailer and grazed the man’s groin before ending up in his coin pocket. Authorities did not release the shooting victims’ names. The mice escaped the shooting unharmed.
I have been guilty of shooting at mice with a .44 caliber handgun. By the way, a .44 is a VERY LARGE gun and completely inappropriate for hunting mice. I have also experienced self-inflicted wounds because I was shooting a gun when a simple mouse trap would have sufficed.
Of course, I am speaking metaphorically!